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It’s fantasy that a fully decriminalised sex trade protects women

Legally sanctioned brothels only benefit the pimps, says nurse and campaigner Ellen Grogan
Sex worker in an Auckland brothel

Legally sanctioned brothels only benefit the pimps, says nurse and campaigner Ellen Grogan

The RCNs May congress in Liverpool will vote on a motion calling on the college to lobby politicians to decriminalise prostitution. Here, campaigner on the issue Ellen Grogan argues against a fully decriminalised sex trade.

The RCN is at risk of being hoodwinked into supporting the full decriminalisation of all aspects of the sex trade, on the false premise that it makes the industry safer for the women and girls (and sometimes men) involved.

The other side of the debate

Why sexual health nurse Louise Cahill hopes RCN congress will back her call to support the full decriminalisation of prostitution click here

The reality is that nothing can make prostitution

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