America is always at war, one way or another, isn’t it. Politico suggests that “As the war on drugs loses its luster, legislators are intent to make the same mistakes with sex workers”:
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No one supports sex slavery. And the thought of child sex slavery turns the stomach. Last Friday, President Obama ostensibly addressed this issue by signing the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act (JVTA), a massive package of grant appropriations, criminal penalty enhancements and other items aimed at fighting human trafficking in America and abroad. As well-meaning as this legislation may be, the “War on Sex Trafficking” that the federal government is waging will fail, just as the “War on Drugs” has failed.
With almost unanimous, bipartisan support in Congress and fans ranging from evangelical Christians to Planned Parenthood, it’s easy to see the JVTA as a rare win-win in Washington.