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Brooke Magnanti on Canada's Supreme Court Striking Down Prostitution Laws

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Terri Jean Bedford
Terri Jean Bedford

Yesterday, the long running saga of sex worker Terri Jean Bedford's challenge to Canadian restrictions on prostitution came to a head as the Supreme Court of Canada unanimously struck down several such laws in Canada v. Bedford. This is an important move, writes former call girl Brooke Magnanti, because laws that criminalize activities around sex work keep the most vulnerable from being able to confidently work in safer conditions without fear of arrest.