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There are 27 million people in slavery today.  More people are in slavery now than at any other time in human history.  Free the Slaves

Eighty four percent of women in prostitution are under third-party control, pimped, or trafficked. Rethinking Prostitution: Purchasing Sex in the 1990s

According to a, Health Experiences of Twin Cities Women Used in Prostitution (1994) by Ruth Parriot, 89% of Minnesota women used in prostitution wanted out but felt they had no other options.

After drug dealing, human trafficking is tied with the illegal arms industry as the second largest criminal industry in the world today, and it is the fastest growing.  Dept. of Health and Human Services, Office of Refugee Resettlement

As many as 2.8 million children run away each year in the U.S..  Within 48 hours of hitting the streets, one-third of these children are lured or recruited in the underground world of prostitution and pornography.  The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

Michigan ranks the 2nd for sex trafficking behind only Nevada, per Governor Rick Snyder. 

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