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NotSean 2
Ok. Anti-abortion republican douch may have said it, but I would agree that a woman's choice to have sex for free or pay, and her choice to be pregnant or not, are similar. Her body, her choice. Human rights in my book.
Posted by NotSean on January 17, 2013 at 9:37 AM · Report this
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The Republican has a point, and trying to hide behind the illegality of prostitution is silly. The ACLU and others fought to make abortion legal under the slogan "my body my choice." If they really believe that, then they should support legalizing consensual prostitution, death with dignity, recreational drug use, and a host of other bodily autonomy issues.
Posted by digitalwitch on January 17, 2013 at 10:02 AM · Report this
zachd 5
Baffled by @4: are you trolling? A quick search shows them backing most of those positions. Seems like coherent thought and actions.

However, opposition isn't: conflating pursuing a generally legal activity (abortion) with a generally illegal one (prostitution) is simply trying to poison the well.
Posted by zachd http://zachd.com on January 17, 2013 at 10:17 AM · Report this
Urgutha Forka 6
Both abortion and prostitution should be legal
Posted by Urgutha Forka on January 17, 2013 at 11:36 AM · Report this
very bad homo 7
Why is prostitution illegal? I've never understood that.
Posted by very bad homo on January 17, 2013 at 12:09 PM · Report this
Urgutha Forka 8
@7,
Long answer:
Because married hausfraus who dislike sex with their husbands are afraid if prostitution is legalized, their husbands will go fuck the prostitutes more often than they already do.

Short answer:
Because Jesus.
Posted by Urgutha Forka on January 17, 2013 at 2:22 PM · Report this
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@5: If they support them, then say "Yes, we support this." Yes, prostitution is illegal. Whether one is legal and the other isn't is completely irrelevant and misses the purpose behind Rep. Mendive's question, which was to try to discredit the bodily autonomy argument; if "bodily autonomy" can be used to support prostitution and drug use, then it must be flawed, because those are obviously bad things that should never ever be legal, right? By whining about the question instead of challenging the idea behind it, the ACLU conceded the point to him.
Posted by digitalwitch on January 17, 2013 at 2:32 PM · Report this

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