From the Projo…
“The way the bill has been re-tuned and re-drafted is very sensitive to all the groups that have come forward,” the Senate bill’s sponsor, Sen. Paul V. Jabour, D-Providence, said Thursday. “Whether or not the bill really gets passed really depends on what happens after everything is heard.”
On Tuesday and Wednesday the Senate and the House will hold public hearings on a new prostitution bill. This bill is the “new compromised bill” we have all been waiting for. It doesn’t matter what the bill says, I know it will only be enforced against women. In all states where prostitution is illegal, women are arrested at a rate over 90%, where the Johns are 5% and the pimps are 5%. In RI there were 237 women in prison for prostitution (because street solicitation is still illegal) and not one man was in prison for being a john or a pimp. Do we really think that making a new law criminalizing women who work indoors will be fair???
Please write to all the Senators and Representatives to show you are against this bill.