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AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL LETTER ON PROSTITUTION

Jody Williams, Founder Sex Workers Anonymous (formerly Prostitutes Anonymous) www.sexworkersanonymous.com (702) 468-4529 Telephone
Re: Decriminalization of Prostitution Issue
Dear Amnesty International and Public:
Everyone's first reaction to this letter is going to be “but 12 step programs aren't supposed to have an opinion on outside issues” or “enter into public controversy”. But in reality, the issue of how prostitution is viewed as a crime or not IS an “inside” issue in our opinion. So we should weigh in on this point with you. However, to do so would be to “engage in public controversy” as this is a very heated topic at the moment. So what do we do? Do we give you a position letter on the issue from us “officially” or do we not? One thing we do know as a 12 step program however is that we are NOT Alcoholics Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous. We are our own unique program and as such the “ultimate authority” is one found through “group conscience”. So we took a “gr…