Monday, March 5, 2012

Groups want to end prostitution not decriminalize it

Christian groups advocate the abolition of prostitution

Evangelical Fellowship of Canada's president Bruce Clemenger, with EFC policy analyst Julia Beazley (left) and Defend Dignity founder Glendyne Gerrard. CCN photo.
The B.C. Catholic has an article from Deborah Gyapong of Canadian Catholic News Service that details the efforts of the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada against prostitution:

As a battle Canada’s prostitution laws wends its way through the courts, some Christian groups are campaigning to abolish prostitution.

Last year, an Ontario judge struck down Canada’s prostitution laws as unconstitutional, agreeing with the prostitutes who brought the case that the present laws endanger their security of person, forcing them to work on the streets or unable to seek help from police. The decision has been appealed.

Read the full story at The B.C. Catholic website.

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