The “prostitution wars” of the 1970s were intramural feminist tussles, splitting second-wave feminists from one another and from prostitutes themselves. Otherwise the tussles had little public impact. The “new prostitution wars” of the 2000s, on the other hand, have had significant practical effects. The new wars again have split feminists, but now one side, the prostitution “abolitionists,” has become the ascendant voice. Abolitionist groups, in concert with politically and religiously conservative partners, have in the last fifteen years committed the United States to official anti-prostitution policies, used anti-trafficking legislation to populate the nation with numerous NGOs dedicated to rescuing trafficking victims and providing “exit” options for prostitutes, and put pressure on state and federal political sectors to effectuate “end demand” schemes by targeting prostitution customers for arrest and prosecution. These activities have taken place against a larger international backdrop, namely, the world-wide fight against human trafficking and the revisions to domestic prostitution law undertaken by several countries. The essays at this site explain and examine the abolitionist arguments. The pieces are sometimes polemical but their substance, I hope, is informative and revealing.