MEPs vote to criminalise buying sex

The European parliament has voted in favour of a resolution to criminalise the purchase of sex.

On Wednesday, 343 MEPs backed a report proposed by the London MEP and Labour spokeswoman for women in Europe, Mary Honeyball, which recommends the adoption of the “Nordic model” of prostitution that legalises selling sex but criminalises buying it. Some 139 MEPs voted against;105 abstained.

The yes vote formally establishes the EU’s stance on prostitution and puts pressure on member states to re-evaluate their policies on sex work.


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2 responses

  1. This story has not appeared on the front page of the Guardian at all today.

    They seem to be sex pozzer central at the moment, there have been many pro-sex industry pieces on CiF, and I can’t remember the last time CiF ran a counter piece. All positive stories about the Abolitionist approach seem to get hidden away in obscure side blogs.

  2. Reblogged this on Tiffany's Non-Blog and commented:
    Europe does something right for a change.

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