U.S. Supreme Court to Hear Oral Arguments to Decide Fate of Anti-Prostitution Pledge
April 22, 2013
"On Monday, the Supreme Court hears oral arguments in a case that will decide if recipients of government aid can be forced to oppose prostitution -- or potentially any other issue as a contingency of receiving U.S. funds," The Nation reports. "The case, Alliance for Open Society International v United States Agency for International Development, arises from a controversial policy governing AIDS education, prevention, and treatment, a decade-long fight that's crossed political lines," the news service writes (Grant, 4/19). "At stake is a little-known provision in [the 2003 law that enacted PEPFAR], intended mainly to combat HIV/AIDS, requiring most outside organizations that receive federal funds to have policies 'explicitly opposing prostitution and sex trafficking,'"View Full Article
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