Opinion: The Case for Florida’s Anti-Human Trafficking Bill, HB 1439


HB 1439 must pass; other states must take similar measures to put more laws like this on the books. Human trafficking is an odious, detestable human rights violation that sadly remains ongoing, thereby proving the need for stronger legal action.

The success of Rep. Toledo’s legislation will save countless children and adults from terrible fates. Not only must HB 1439 pass, but America as a whole must begin to truly confront the insidious nature of human trafficking and collectively bring it to a halt.

There is much division in the United States; however, when it comes to the fight against human trafficking, this should unify all of us, regardless of politics, religion, race, or who we voted for.