STAFF NEWS & ANALYSIS
New Anti-Prostitution Law in Ireland Is Not Really About Trafficking
By Daily Bell Staff – February 24, 2017
Ireland passes law making it a crime to buy sex … The country follows Canada, Sweden, Norway, Iceland and Northern Ireland in introducing legislation designed to punish men who use prostitutes without criminalising those driven into prostitution.
Now sex is being recriminalized. If people want to work as prostitutes, they should be allowed to do so. Under laws now passed in several countries people won’t have the opportunity to work as they choose.
Not every prostitute remains involved in the sex trade for her entire life. Some go on to marriage, or have longer term relationships that provide an income while they do other things.
The article says that the law protects women from being forced into prostition via sex trafficking. But many women