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Moving Forward

In this article, we take a look at a bill if passed will change the way New Yorkers live their day to day lives.

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Moving Backwards.

It seems as if The United States, as a nation's is moving forward technology wise. We have high aspirations of going to the moon, we have embraced drone technology and in the very near future, gain access to 5G technology. From a moral prospective, it seems as if we are mimicking psychological behaviors similar to that of the dark ages.
In las Vegas Nevada, i have to admit, there are a few known counties where one of the oldest professions in the world, is technically legal. Nevada has never taken these steps on a state level, and neither has New York City.
What New York City has done with regards to one of the oldest professions in history is on Monday introduce bills to decriminalize prostitution. According to the New York Times, if passed, the bills would allow paid sex between consenting adults. The current Governor of New York, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo currently has not should any extreme sense of urgency to endorsed the effort.

A New Bill Is Proposed.

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Decrim Ny

Activists, as well as sponsors of the legislation believe that the criminalizing of  prostitution is currently a failed public policy. They also believe that it has done way more harm than good, as well as created a market where sex workers face increased violence, abuse, exploitation, and vulnerability to trafficking.” The bills would also allow for those convicted of prostitution-related offenses to potentially vacate such convictions. Decrim NY, is the Activist styled organisation behind the decriminalization initiative. 

Life In The Senate.

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A few Words From It's Sponsors.

The bill’s two sponsors are Senator Jessica Ramos, a Democrat and Senator Julia Salazar, a Brooklyn Democrat. Another supporter in Albany, the health committee chairman, Richard N. Gottfried, argued that “trying to stop sex work between consenting adults, should not be the business of the criminal justice system.” There was very little, if any, emphasis of the health risks associated with the decriminalization efforts.

Especially in a modern society where so many millions of Americans are uninsured. Decriminalization to me is a half step forward. It may actually be a little more effective to either make it legal or keep it illegal. Decriminalization can actually increase demand as it potentially did with the Marijuana industry. It can open  up the market to potential consumers who's guiding principles were strongly influence by the law and being labelled as a criminal. 

Legal Entrapment

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A Few Word From The Opposition.

The decriminalization effect would leave it up to their moral principles in their decision to try something new, different or trendy. With enough promotion and management, morality can easily succumb to such a controversial market. Compared to full legalization, Prostitution can be regulated in such a way, where the effects on the market can limit and potentially control legal participation. 

Sonia Ossorio, president of the New York City chapter of the National Organization for Women, said believes that if the decriminalization efforts were successful, that 
“Pimps would now just be promoters,”. Ms Ossorio is considered to be a strong opponent of full legalization, but supports a form of decriminalization known as the "Nordic Model. The Nordic Model support the prosecution of people who buy sex, but not the prostitutes themselves. This thought process to me is contradictory in nature and gives way for entrapment. Even though it can potentially decrease market demand, It can easily be interpreted as unfair to the consumer.
 

Sources

Jesse Mckinley  June 11th 2019 

Bills to Decriminalize Prostitution Are Introduced. Is New York Ready?

The New York Times

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