I am so proud of both mother and daughter, Marnie and Izabella Raleigh. [ActNow, MWP, 8/2011] It took courage on both of their parts to report what they knew, and to take that information to the right authorities. Because of their quick response a child's life may have been saved. Important, too, is the new hope, help and healing that is occurring for this family. Miss Iz, I am so proud of you, little miss warrior woman. Love, Grammie. Janice Ochs, Forest Lake, Minn.
Sex trafficking in Minnesota
This was a great article! [OnYourMind, Beatriz Menanteau, MWP, 8/2011] Thanks for sharing information, and more important, for encouraging us to rethink our perspective on this issue. I'll be sharing this article on my Facebook page and encouraging my friends to continue sharing it as well. Scott Burtness, Minneapolis
I hate when someone asks the question "well isn't prostitution a choice?" It makes my heart ache that someone would actually think that another human being wants to have vile, disgusting things done to their bodies 20 to 30 times per day. I have read that most sex trafficked (prostitute) victims (even children) are sold an average of 20 to 30 times per day (about every 30 minutes). I don't think someone would wake up one day and say "hmmm ... I think I'll sell my body 30 times today." I don't think people who say this is a choice are looking at the health, mental and overall moral cost this takes on a person's whole being. What are people thinking when they make statements like this? They're not. Blessings to the author of this article. Bonnie Secrest, Dallas, N.C.
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