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Should Prostitution Be Illegal?
Why did the lawmakers decide that prostitution should be illegal? The only answer that I can come up with, it cannot be taxed. After all most women sell their body for money or some type of goods. If you do not think so, forget to buy your wife or girlfriend something for her birthday, anniversary or Valentine. Continually do this and see how long she will be in your life.
Why should an act between two consenting adults that is not doing harm to either of them be illegal? Maybe it is illegal because of moral or religious reasons. No, the law cannot be based on religion, because the lawmakers believe in seperation of church and state. If they did not we would probably still have prayer in schools. The law must be based on moral reasons. No, if the law was based on moral reasons, it should be against the law for two consenting adults to engage in sexual activity unless they are married.
Some say, since prostitution is illegal and the law is strictly enforced, it slows down the spread of AIDS, but the law was passed before anyone ever heard of AIDS. People are going to engage in sexual activity whether money is exchanged or not. Therefore, how does making prostitution illegal slow down the spread of AIDS? I believe the lawmakers decided to make prostitution illegal, because there is no way to tax the proceeds. What do you think?