The Freedom Journal

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Changing Laws

March 9th, 2020
Breaking: Canadian Parliament Members Urge Govt. to Address Pornhub Concerns

Yesterday, hundreds gathered in front of Pornhub/MindGeek headquarters—in Montreal, Canada—in protest, demanding that Pornhub be shut down for its complicity in the sex trafficking of women and minors. Just one day later, a group of Canadian Parliament Members and Senators, from three different parties, released this open letter to Justin Trudeau, Canada's Prime Minister. As one of Pornhub's primary headquarters is in Canada, these legislators are answering the global cry...

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January 29th, 2020
Why Prostitution Is Slavery

“So enormous, so dreadful, so irremediable did its wickedness appear, that my own mind was completely made up for the abolition. A trade founded in iniquity, and carried on as this was, must be abolished, let the price be what it might.”1 -William Wilberforce William Wilberforce decried the injustice of the African slave trade when it was very unpopular to do so. He used his voice and political influence for...

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October 23rd, 2019
Our Testimony to D.C. Council on Prostitution Bill

A few days ago the D.C. Council held a hearing to help decide whether or not they'll pass the Community Safety and Health Amendment Act of 2019, a deceptively named bill that would fully decriminalize the sex trade in that city. This would include not only the sale of sex, but buying sex, pimping, and brothel-keeping. During this very long day, the council listened to testimonies from the pro "sex...

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October 10th, 2019
The Sex Industry Wants to Keep You Confused About This

Several years ago, I attended a film screening hosted by a reputable anti-trafficking organization. The documentary was about the reality of prostitution and the commercial sex trade. At the end of the film, the event organizers introduced a panel of subject matter experts and invited the audience to ask questions. The very first question was, "so this is why we need to legalize prostitution, right?" I looked around at the...

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September 25th, 2019
Why Survivors Oppose D.C.’s Pro-Prostitution Bill

In the city where our Supreme Court of justice resides a bill is being considered to fully decriminalize prostitution in Washington, D.C. They call it “The Community Safety and Health Amendment Act of 2019,” but it will not make prostituted women safe. And legalizing sex buying, pimping, and brothel keeping of vulnerable women is not justice. It is a human rights disaster. “Council members would do well to look beyond...

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June 25th, 2019
An Open Letter to All Presidential Candidates

This letter by Rev. Dr. Marian Hatcher and Rebecca Bender was originally posted here. Dear Presidential Candidates, We, the undersigned survivors of prostitution and sex trafficking, have experienced years of abuse, violence, objectification, and dehumanization in the sex trade. We know first-hand the devastating harm and long-term trauma that happens as a result of being exploited in an industry predicated on racial, gender, and income inequality. We are aware that...

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May 24th, 2019
Here’s Why Nevada Is Not Safe for Women

Forty-eight years ago prostitution was legalized in Nevada and as a result, Nevada has developed into a breeding ground for sex trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation. In fact, Nevada has the highest rate of prostitution in the country—its illegal sex trade is 63% higher than the next highest state. It also ranks in the top 10 states for trafficked and exploited youth. None of this is surprising because research has...

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January 4th, 2019
It’s Official: Israel Bans the Purchase of Sex

On December 31, as 2018 was coming to a close and the dawn of 2019 was on the horizon, the members of the Israeli Knesset joined together, in Jerusalem, to make a united, historic declaration about the values of their society. With no dissenters, the government of Israel approved legislation that sent a clear message: humans are not property to be bought and sold. In a momentous stand for human...

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April 7th, 2016
Groundbreaking Victory in France for Abolition

We are so excited to announce that YOU have helped to change history once again through your dedicated prayers! From January to April of last year, Paris, France, was Exodus Cry’s City in Focus. For three months you joined forces with us to pray for the changing of prostitution laws in the nation. On Tuesday April 5, 2016, our prayers were answered when 62 members of parliament voted to pass...

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