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Should paying for sex be banned?

Sweden has passed a law making it illegal to pay for sex. Some think a similar move in Britain would be the best solution to trafficking. Would it?

By Fiona Mactaggart   March 2008

YES Fiona Mactaggart

NO Julia O’Connell Davidson

Dear Professor O’Connell Davidson 10th February 2008

I am one of a number of British MPs who have just dipped our toes into the hottest of issues—questioning the right of men to buy whatever kind of sex they want with any number of prostituted women.

A browse through any Waterstone’s or WH Smith will show that there are dozens of titles promoting the image of the happy, liberated hooker. And tucked away in many of our staid regional or even national papers are advertisements for an endless supply of prostitutes—”fresh girls…

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