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1937 — Speech delivered while Minister of Health during the Spanish Revolution


Prostitution presents a moral, economic and social problem that cannot be resolved juridically. Prostitution will come to an end when sexual relations are liberalized; when Christian and bourgeois morality is transformed; when women have professions and social opportunities to secure their livelihood and that of their children; when society is set up in such a way that no one remains excluded; when society can be organized to secure life and rights for all human beings.



Translation by Alun Kenwood



Source: The Spanish-Civil War: A Cultural and Historical Reader, ed. Alun Kenwood (Providence: Berg Publishers) 1993, p. 85.