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Novinar - Bulgaria | Sunday, July 18, 2010

Prostitution must remain illegal

The Bulgarian police launched a major raid against prostitutes on the Black Sea last weekend. Adelina Nikolova fears in the daily Novinar that this will reignite the debate about a prostitution law: "I am certainly in favour of healthy prostitutes who can go about their daily work under comfortable and hygienic conditions in brothels and pay their little contribution to the state at the end of the year, which is then invested in sex education for children, for example. That's all very well. But we shouldn't forget that these women didn't choose this path because it was their childhood dream. … Sexual exploitation is a crime. It would be absurd to legalise the business with carnal desire and levy taxes on sexual services. Everything must be done to catch the pimps. Who knows how many young girls believed their stories and ruined their chances of ever leading a normal life as a result."

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