Will Legalizing Sex Work Protect Women?

Sex! It’s what’s for sale. President Trump recently signed a bill aimed at stopping sex trafficking, but the new law could actually make sex work a whole lot more dangerous. Here’s why legalizing or decriminalizing sex work might be the best option.

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Here are some of the sources we used for this piece:
https://www.cnn.com/2018/03/21/politics/sex-trafficking-bill/index.html
https://theconversation.com/is-sex-work-still-the-most-dangerous-profession-the-data-suggests-so-81854
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http://www.nber.org/papers/w20281.pdf
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