Anti-Trafficking Legislation Ignores Facts04/17/2012
Editor's Note: The following piece was written in response to another community voice piece highlighting anti-human trafficking bills before the Legislature.
A review of information circulated by anti-trafficking advocates quickly leads knowledgeable people to the conclusion that these advocates have little interest in the factual basis of the information they provide.
Seemingly any claim that supports the abolition of prostitution, no matter how absurd, is accepted and disseminated as complete fact. On the other hand contradictory evidence is swept under the rug.
A typical tactic is to circulate an alleged story of victimization and then hope that people will be too emotionally upset to notice the lack of rational connection between the story and the proposed solutions. These solutions often involve attacking harmless third parties.