U.N. Terminology Legitimizes Prostitution
“Rather than legitimizing the behavior that leads to HIV/AIDS, there should be efforts meant at curtailing it.’
During a recent meeting on HIV and AIDS, the United Nations adopted interesting new terminology.
For the first time, most members of the U.N. referred to prostitutes as “commercial sex workers.”
“This was the first meeting where homosexuality, prostitution and injection drug use was promoted as acceptable behaviors that should be protected,” said Thomas Jacobson, Focus on the Family Action’s representative to the U.N.
He said the idea behind the new terminology is to remove the stigma from these behaviors.
Piero Tozzi, executive vice president at the Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute, attended the meeting and said members are throwing gas on the fire.
“Rather than legitimizing the behavior that leads to HIV/AIDS, there should be efforts meant at curtailing it,” he said. “The notion that this is going to help the addicts and benefit society is false.”