There are ways in which we can support survivors of trafficking and address the systemic challenges that those vulnerable to it face. None of those tactics require a camera crew and a viewing audience.
The Senate passed the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act in a 99-0 vote late last week, after a protracted, bitter debate over a provision restricting abortion care for underage sex trafficking victims. But some reproductive rights advocates say that the bipartisan compromise is nothing to celebrate.
President Obama knows that early action on human trafficking could have global impact. He should start by reconsidering the use of raids — they’re not working.
A leading figure in the Christian right anti-trafficking establishment, Linda Smith embodies the tensions between feminists and religious right activists working on this issue.