Legalizing Prostitution of Minors in Georgia?

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In an effort to protect children victimized by prostitution, several Georgia lawmakers are supporting legislation that would decriminalize (the legalizing of an illegal act) prostitution for children 16 years and younger in the state of Georgia. Senate Bill 304 would mandate the minimum age for the prosecution of the offenses of prostitution. Concerned Women for America (CWA) of Georgia stands in opposition to any legislation decriminalizing prostitution.

CWA understands that minors found in prostitution are victims of human trafficking, sexual abuse, and exploitation. While CWA is united with other child advocates and lawmakers who strongly believe minors need to be rescued and rehabilitated, Concerned Women for America of Georgia believes there are better alternatives to the legalization of prostitution for these victims.

Resources:

Click here for talking points on opposing decriminalizing prostitution of minors Click here for alternatives and resources to decriminalizing prostitution.

Action Item:

Contact Senator Renee Unterman (R-Buford), the bill sponsor and ask her to pull the bill.(404) 463-1368 E-mail: [email protected] Contact the members of the Senate Judiciary Committee listed below and urge them to vote against SB 304 and any bill that would decriminalize.

Preston Smith (R-Rome)- Chairman
(404) 656-0034
E-mail: [email protected]

Seth Harp (R-Midland)
(404) 463-3931
E-mail: [email protected]

David Adelman (D-Decatur)
(404) 463-1376
E-mail: [email protected]

Bill Hamrick (R-Carrollton)
(404) 656-0036
E-mail: [email protected]

Robert Brown (D-Macon)
(404) 656-5035
E-mail: [email protected]

Bill Cowsert (R-Athens)
(404) 651-7738
E-mail: [email protected]

John Crosby (R- Tifton)
(404) 463-5258
E-mail: [email protected]

Vincent Fort (D-Atlanta)
(404) 656-5091
E-mail: [email protected]

Judson Hill (R-Marietta)
(404) 656-0150
E-mail: [email protected]

Ronald Ramsey Sr. (D-Decatur)
(404) 463-2598
E-mail: [email protected]

Mitch Seabaugh (R-Sharpsburg)
(404) 656-6446
E-mail: [email protected]

John Wiles (R-Marietta)
(404) 657-0406
E-mail: [email protected]

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