Jeri Sundvall-Williams, former trafficking victim now running for Portland, OR City Council. Read her inspirational story here.
She goes on to explain that because drugs get more jail time than pimping,
gangs have taken [selling human beings] as a moneymaker. They’ve been doing it for years but it’s really become more popular. Gangs will trade women across Blood-Crip lines or whatever because women are worth less than drugs to them, but they also will do less time in jail for selling women than they will for selling drugs.
If laws reflect a society’s values, what does this say about us? What kind of laws would we have if we valued the lives of human beings of all backgrounds as priceless, made in the image of God?