Decriminalize Sex Trade, Says Amnesty International

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An Amnesty International council recently recommended a new policy decriminalizing prostitution. Its goal was to protect the human rights of sex workers, who may experience rape, physical abuse, and denial of basic services like housing and health care. But opponents say the policy would also protect pimps, brothel keepers and buyers of sex. We'll discuss whether or not people should have the right to buy and sell sex.

Guests:

Rachel Moran, author of "Paid For: My Journey through Prostitution" and founder of Space International, which advocates for the abolition of the sex trade

Maxine Doogan, a working prostitute and president of Erotic Service Provider Legal, Educational and Research Project

Andrea Powell, co-founder and executive director of FAIR Girls, a nonprofit that seeks to prevent the exploitation of girls worldwide with empowerment and education

Swanee Hunt, chair of Demand Abolition, which combats the demand for purchased sex; former U.S. ambassador to Austria

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