Prostitution Should Be Legal
The following post stems from a conversation I had with a couple of my co-workers recently. Thanks for letting me get this off my chest.
In this country, legalized abortion says that a woman has the right to do whatever she wants with her body. So, why shouldn’t she also have the right to prostitute herself for money? After all, it is her body and she should have the choice to do whatever she wants with it.
Okay… obviously I am being sarcastic. But follow me here for a moment.
The argument that pro-choicers give for legalizing abortion is that it is a womans body and shes entitled to choose whether or not to carry her unborn child. Or that we need to teach our youth safer sex practices. Or my personal favorite, that it is an issue between God and the woman and who are we to get in the way of that? Or
When something is illegal, it is statistically more dangerous, and dirty. So, how about make prostitution legal, making it also more safe. Not to mention, no longer shameful. I bet if we made it legal, there would actually be less prostitutes. And police wouldn’t have to work it anymore – freeing them up to do other more important things since it would all be on the up and up.
Maybe then we’d have more time to work on strengthening our marriages/relationships to reduce the number of people needing prostitutes.
It is interesting that when using the same argument that pro-choicers use to justify abortion, I can easily justify prostitution. But I bet youre feeling a lot more uncomfortable with that idea, huh?
(but then of course another whole can of worms could be opened using this argument – like legalizing drugs for instance.)