From the article:
Opponents of decriminalization say the multi-billion-dollar industry exploits sex workers. But activists and academics say legalization would protect workers and benefit public health.
This is a really good article and features a law school graduate that was laid off in the recession of 2008, when he started sex work instead. That’s an unusual voice to hear, and he brings up some great points about how the illegality of consensual adult sex work is hurting people.
Sex work between consenting adults needs to be legal. Per the article, Amnesty International supports decriminalization because it allows real trafficking victims ask for help more easily.