Abolition vs. Prohibition

I’ve noticed on this board and elsewhere that various people have been referring to the pro-criminalization of prostitution position as the abolitionist position. However, I contend that the pro-decriminalization of prostitution position is actually the abolitionist position because we’re working to abolish repressive policies against prostitution. The pro-criminalization side represents the prohibitionist position because this side promotes prohibitionist policies against prostitution.