Purpose: To persuade my audience why prostitution should be legal. Central Thesis Statement: Prostitution should be legalized the Pros outweigh the Cons. The harm it is creating now can be stopped and changed. Method of Organization: Topical
Prostitution should be legal. It can help reduce crime, improve public health, and increase tax revenue. Many people make a living by selling themselves. Some of us may think it is wrong, but to each their own. We all do what we want with our bodies and do not like it when someone tells us to change what we do with it. Hence, we should stop dictating whether someone can sell ]his or her body or not. Prostitution is the oldest profession and will certainly not go away anytime soon. It is not an exchange of sexual favor, but a financial exchange. It takes two consenting adults for the exchange to occur. It is time we stop making decisions for adults. I will be addressing how legalizing prostitution will reduce crime, improve public health, and increase tax revenue. I. Reduce Crime
A. Prostitutes do not seek for help when they are raped or are involved in any kind of violence because what they do is illegal. 1.Legalizing prostitution will help prostitutes seek for help when harassed rather than feel fear. 3. Melissa Ditmore Coordinator of the Global Network of Sex Work Projects found that under New York Criminal Procedure Law, sex workers who have been victims of sex offenses, including assault and rape, face greater obstacles than other victims. 2. Associate Professor of Finance at Northeastern State University Kirby Cundiff stated"It is estimated that if prostitution were legalized in the United States, the rape rate would decrease by roughly 25% for a decrease of approximately 25,000 rapes per year.... 3. Linda M. Rio Reichmann Director of the American Bar Association's (ABA) Child Custody Pro Bono Project, stated in an Apr. 1991,"A study conducted in Queensland......
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