‘Prostitution pledge’ ruling splits conservatives

WASHINGTON (BP) — Despite ruling in favor of groups that refuse to oppose prostitution and sex trafficking, a decision June 20 by the U.S. Supreme Court is considered good news for some faith-based organizations. The 6–2 decision struck down a policy in the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), which was developed by the Bush administration to fight HIV/AIDS globally. The policy required private health organizations to denounce prostitution and sex trafficking in order to receive taxpayer money for the global fight.

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