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Spitzer: Prostitution Should Remain Illegal, 'Fundamentally Wrong'

8:19 PM, Jul 8, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
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Eliot Spitzer, who resigned as governor of New York after getting caught seeing prostitutes, believes the world's oldest profession should remain illegal:

"Should prostitution be legal?" he's asked.

"Again, I’m not the right person – I think that — no, certain parts — when I was governor, I was proud of the fact, and this is what caused attention, that we passed much tougher human trafficking laws. And I think the problem is that prostitution is, in fact, it is integrally related with other parts of criminal activity that is fundamentally wrong, dangerous, violative, on any dimension. If people are saying, look, two people consensually having sex and there’s money, when you define it that benignly, it sounds somewhat like smoking dope and people say, a ha, decriminalize it, but it is integrally related with other aspects of criminal behavior, so I’m not sure I’m ready to go there," said Spitzer on MSNBC.

Spitzer is trying to return to politics.

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