Hong Kong’s realistic approach to policing sex work | South China Morning Post
“Instead of prosecuting sex workers and their clients, the focus should be on tackling exploitation and abuse. A trafficked woman, after all, is not a sex worker exercising free choice, but a crime victim.”
While there might be moral issues about prostitution, there will always be sex workers and those who profit from them. But it seems weird to police the matter on the basis of moral objection.
What in fact is justifiably criminal? Surely it is any deliberate harm that is done to any person. Which is, in the case of the sex trade, any activity forced upon anyone and/or any mental, emotional or physical abuse of anyone.
Morality derives from faithful love of each other’s well-being, not from fear of worldly punishment. Thus Hong Kong seems to have the right idea in the application of law and order regarding sex workers.