I have never paid for sex, but I have nothing against prostitution. If the results of it being illegal engender a greater risk than it being legal, then perhaps the Government should do the right thing.
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Everyone makes decisions with unintended consequences. Not everyone accidentally legalizes prostitution.
That honor belongs to Rhode Island, where legislation produced an inadvertent six-year social experiment during which prostitution was allowed as long as it happened indoors. (You can see one alleged brothel pictured above.) Researchers at the National Bureau of Economic Research dove into what happened, and the results were surprising.
“Decriminalization caused both forcible rape offenses and gonorrhea incidence to decline for the overall population,” the study says.