November 20, 2017

The Spectrum: Pornography and Human Trafficking

The Just Jesus. Adventist Campus Ministries featured a speaker on the link between pornography and human sex trafficking at the McGovern Event Center Nov. 16. Haley Halverson, vice president of Advocacy and Outreach for the National Center on Sexual Exploitation in Washington D.C., offered students and community members a new perspective on the subject. 

“I’m not talking about this as a moral perspective,” Halverson said. “I am talking about this from a public health perspective. The same way that we have to talk about smoking.”

According to federal law, sex trafficking is the recruitment, harboring, transportation, provisioning, patronizing or obtaining of a person for the purpose of a commercial sex act through force, fraud and cohesion. Adding that under federal law, any person that is engaged in selling sex who is under the age of 18 is, by definition, also a sex trafficking victim.  

Read the whole article here. 

National Center on Sexual Exploitation

Founded in 1962, National Center on Sexual Exploitation is the leading national organization opposing pornography by highlighting the links to sex trafficking, violence against women, child abuse, addiction and more. The organization changed its name from Morality In Media to the National Center on Sexual Exploitation early in 2015 to better describe the organization’s scope and mission, which is to expose the seamless connection between all forms of sexual exploitation.

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