Why does President Bush give so much time and attention to this issue? For one thing, foreign human trafficking is moving ever closer to this country. As the president pointed out in his speech, ?A recent study by the Protection Project at
?The American government has a particular duty,? Bush told his audience, ?because human trafficking is an affront to the defining promise of our country. People come to
But there?s even more to it than that. The president put his finger on the central issue when he stated, ?Human life is the gift of our Creator?and it should never be for sale.?
That?s why I?m glad the president keeps calling attention to human trafficking, and why we at
For further reading and information:
?Remarks by the President at the National Training Conference on Human Trafficking,? Office of the Press Secretary, The White House,
Scott Lindlaw, ?Bush Says Castro Welcomes Sex Tourism,? Associated Press,
Michael Janofsky, ?Bush Assails Castro and Human Trafficking,? New York Times,
Dana Milbank, ?Bush Speech on Human Trafficking Targets Castro,?
Fred Goodall, ?President Bush lauds Florida in fight against human trafficking,? Miami Herald,
?Castro denies Bush?s charges of sex tourism,? Cnews,
Gary Marx, ?Castro calls Bush a ?sinister character,? denies sex tourism charges,? Kansas City Star,
?US stands by Cuban sex tourism allegations after Castro denials,? Cubanet,
Read more about prostitution and human trafficking in
Also visit the website for the International Justice Mission, which seeks justice for the oppressed through case work and education.
Gary Haugen, The Good News about Injustice (InterVarsity, 1999).