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H.R. 3887, The William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2007

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Paul Apollonio

April 21, 2008, 8:40pm (report abuse)

By making sex tourism illegal, this bill will not protect the Americans going abroad for sex. IT WILL increase their odds of using street walkers as opposed to women who are medically supervised in houses. The result will be the Sex Tourist will be in more danger of contracting HIV from his "adventures". Now, if one contracts for a sex tour and becomes sick, there is someone on US Soil to sue. With the passage of this law, all the business will NOT dissapear, it will simply move off shore making sueing unscrupulous operators out of the reach of the law. This bill, if passed, will kill American men.

Ngoc Nguyen

July 10, 2008, 7:32pm (report abuse)

Several provisions in H.R. 3887 would endanger trafficked victims.

Anti-human trafficking organizations oppose the provisions contained in H.R. 3887. These groups include the Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking and the Freedom Network, two respected organizations that have fought for years for trafficked victims.

Under H.R. 3887, trafficked victims risk losing money, legal assistance, and support services. The bill negatively changes the definition of what constitutes human trafficking. It proposes changes that would overtax the U.S. Department of Justice’s crime fighting resources. It unconstitutionally federalizes sex crimes. It would impede states’ efforts to fight local sex crimes. And it mislabels all prostitutes as sex trafficked victims.

The Heritage Foundation (www.heritagefoundation.org) recently wrote a paper discussing the major problems of H.R. 3887.

I encourage the Senate to oppose the provisions of H.R. 3887 found in the Heritage.org paper.

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