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Q: Does slavery still exist?

A: It was the middle of the night, and I was sitting in the back seat of a dark SUV moving along the taxi lane in downtown Mexico City, Mexico. A car with guards went in front of us and another followed us. In addition, a long line of cars drove very slowly ahead and behind our vehicles to give the men time to choose a girl from the dozens of young girls lining the streets. That was the first time that I saw "up close and personal" the human face of the evil that we call "sex trafficking."
My heart broke that night as I saw the tragic faces of very young teenagers who were offering themselves as slaves for a few minutes or a few hours. One of our guards was so stunned that he cried out over the walkie-talkies in a choked voice, "Those girls are as young as my daughter." Things got very quiet after that; nobody had anything to say.
What we witnessed that night is part of the industry that former President Bush called "modern-day slavery." It is rampant and growing.

Continue reading to learn more about the modern slave trade and how you can help end this hideous evil. This article is from our latest edition of Answers Magazine: The Value of Life.

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