Thus Prostitution should be legalized. However some people in the society do not support this because they don't have clarity and enough information on this issue. They have come up with many hogwash and personal opinion about how it (prostitution) promotes Sexually transmitted diseases, Drug abuse and Violence. In fact it is the failure to legalize prostitution that has caused, encouraged and perpetuated all these.
This paper is going to argue for the legalization of prostitution, the paper will conclude by stating that prostitution should be legalized so as to curb the rate of social immorality and injustices in the society.
Legalizing Prostitution will reduce cases of drug abuse. Just like in Nevada, licenses will only be issued to those prostitutes who do not use drugs. Research that has recently been done (by the World Health Organization) indicates that over sixty percent of street prostitutes abuse drugs. This is because prostitutes are in frequent contact with notorious drug dealers and they also work with pimps who control them by giving them drugs. Fingers have been pointed to the anti prostitution laws for perpetuating and encouraging this act. These laws encourage them to roam in streets looking for clients and also discourage them from working in the house because police can easily raid them. By legalizing prostitution, this situation will be ameliorated and hence cases of drug abuse will reduce (Richard 2008 p 29).
Prostitution should be legalized because illegal prostitutes are a burden to the Tax payers. This is because in some cases they become pregnant and they are left with a child to take care of on their own. For these prostitutes their futures are not certain therefore they have to apply for child care from the government. This will strain the tax payer's money. By legalizing prostitution the prostitutes will have a constant source of earning hence they will be able to raise their children on their own. By Illegalizing Prostitution the federal and the state government are adding a burden to the tax payers because of the money they are spending in enforcing anti prostitution law. According to the figures released by the United State Justice department in 2008, it cost two thousand US dollars to arrest and prosecutes a prostitute. Cities spend between one and twenty four Million US dollars to control prostitution within their areas of jurisdiction. This is a waste of tax payer's money because none has succeeded in preventing prostitution. Instead prostitutes are operating underground in places where their lives are endangered and their rights violated by police, clients and pimps. Instead of wasting money in arresting prostitutes and trying to prevent prostitution the U.S government should invest that money in preventing crimes or rights violations against commercial sex workers and prosecuting those who commit crimes against them (Williamson 1999)
Legalizing prostitution will help in reducing HIV- Aids and other sexually transmitted diseases. Recent research shows that over two million women in the country earn their living by indulging in prostitution. The most alarming and interesting fact in the country is that having sex with prostitute has become the second most common way of contracting the Aids Virus. The rising threats of the HIV Aids and other se