Recently I see that some massage parlors have been raided because apparently the massages went further than what is strictly allowed of a sexual nature. I must ask simply, why? Why do we have laws on the books limiting what services an adult is allowed to sell? It cannot be for the protection of the ‘seller’ since we allow people to work in coal mines and other dangerous places (like the NFL or MMA). It cannot be for forcing people to work against their nature (trafficking) because no one has been charged with that admittedly horrible crime. Could it be that the people in charge people know the best way to control a population is to control their sexuality? If the problem is that the people running them tend to be criminals or that there are health issues, then the answer is to stop forcing only criminals to run such businesses and to regulate the health issues just as we do in other bushiness. Please will someone explain to me a single rational reason that adults are not allowed to freely choose to choose whatever work they wish as long as doing so harms no one.
In the abortion debates much time is spent discussing personhood. While I do not agree that a fetus is a person, even if it is, abortion must be allowed. In our society no person may use another’s body without consent. If for example you are dying and only my blood will save you I can refuse for religious reasons and I will not be prosecuted. My right to determine the use my body is inviolate. Thus to be intellectually honest we must allow a woman the complete right to determine the use of her body. If we cannot force her to allow a 2 or 12 or 60 year old person to use her body against her will we CANNOT do so for a fetus.