Thursday, April 25, 2013

Ending Sex Trafficking


Ending Sex Trafficking

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To the Editor:
In “Free Speech and an Anti-Prostitution Pledge” (editorial, April 23), you use a free speech argument to oppose the United States government’s requirement that organizations that receive federal funds have a policy opposing prostitution and sex trafficking.
The issue is actually human rights. As lead counsel on the amicus brief to the Supreme Court in support of the existing policy, I, along with at least the 46 other human rights organizations that signed on to our brief, know well that the prostitution industry, the endpoint of sex trafficking, must be opposed if we stand any chance of ending sex trafficking. Not to do so would be the equivalent of working to free the slaves without working to dismantle the slavocracy.
Executive Director
Coalition Against Trafficking in Women
New York, April 23, 2013

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