Sunday, May 28, 2006

Ottwan journalist against legalization

This article by Geoff Matthews in the on 25 May 2006 is against legalizing prostitution because "making prostitution legal would take all the fun out of it" and pursuing illegal prostitutes is more fun than in legal, "clinical" environments. He also doubts whether members of the public would support the movement of hookers from darkened alleys to places where they live and work. He objects to governments legalizing hitherto illegal activities and then hoping the problems will vanish which is why he thinks "it's wrong to give crack addicts clean pipes and heroin addicts clean needles and safe injection sites". He thinks that this legalization is the thin edge of the wedge and fears governments may in the future legalize bank robbery.

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