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Independent: Prostitution could be legalised in California after case is allowed to go forward

A federal appeals court has opened the door to legalising prostitution in California. The 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco recently allowed a legal challenge to the statewide ban on prostitution to proceed. The ruling overturns a lower court’s decision to toss the case out last year. During the Thursday hearing, conservative Judge Carlos Bea […]

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Issue: Prostitution – Bright Light on the Red Light

Star Tribune: Rosenblum: Twin Cities play ‘Body and Sold’ reveals grim truth of sex trafficking

Kendall Kent was “stunned into silence” when introduced to “Body and Sold,” a myth-busting play about the devastating impact of sex trafficking. “This is happening in the suburbs?” said Kent, 22, who grew up in Minnetonka. “Rich white men. People like my neighbors. People I’ve known my whole life. It’s shocking and disconcerting. It’s hard […]

The Mercury News: #MeToo moment exposes sexual harassment, but will real change happen?

In the wake of the Harvey Weinstein Hollywood sexual abuse scandal, Facebook and Twitter feeds have been lighting up for days with women’s #MeToo horror stories, forcing the country to confront the pervasiveness of powerful men weaponizing sex and controlling the fates of countless women. Along with Hollywood starlets Angelina Jolie, Gwyneth Paltrow, Reese Witherspoon […]

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The Arlington Catholic Herald: A local expert attends the World Congress on Child Dignity in the Digital World in Rome

By Elizabeth A. Elliot Patrick Trueman, president of the National Center on Sexual Exploitation in Washington, was among the worldwide experts to attend the World Congress on Child Dignity in the Digital World in Rome Oct. 3-6. The conference was organized by the Pontifical Gregorian University’s Center for Child Protection, in collaboration with WePROTECT, a […]

Issue: Child Sexual Exploitation

Washington Free Beacon: Activists Question Sen. Kamala Harris’s Silence on Sex-Trafficking Bill, Despite Previous Crusade Against Backpage.com

Despite Sen. Kamala Harris’s crusade against outlets that allow advertisements for underage trafficking, the California Democrat has resisted publicly commenting or signing onto bipartisan legislation that would allow families of victims and states to sue Backpage.com and other websites. Harris, while serving as California’s attorney general, condemned Backpage.com as “the world’s top online brothel“ in 2016, […]

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McClatchy: Why hasn’t Kamala Harris signed on to anti-sex trafficking legislation in the Senate?

WASHINGTON — California Sen. Kamala Harris’s name came up multiple times at a Senate hearing last month on child sex trafficking legislation, an acknowledgement of her long record fighting the crime. But Harris’ name does not appear – at least not yet – as a co-sponsor of the trafficking legislation in question, which targets Backpage.com, a […]

Mercury News: Pretty much everyone hates the idea of a Hugh Hefner biopic starring Jared Leto

It’s safe to say that the news about a Hugh Hefner biopic, starring Jared Leto, hasn’t gone over well. Showboating and controversial producer Brett Ratner announced Tuesday that he was finally pulling together his long-planned project about his great friend, the recently deceased Playboy founder. Ratner told the Hollywood Reporter he would direct, and his star would […]

NCOSE Mention in Politico’s Morning Tech

Sens. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) and Blumenthal, authors of the Senate version of the legislation, appeared at an event in the Capitol hosted by the National Center on Sexual Exploitation on Monday afternoon, leading a packed room in a chant of “Not on Our Watch!” Wagner delivered impassioned remarks about the importance of passing her legislation before a screening […]

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The Stream: Hugh Hefner’s True Legacy

Some things just don’t seem like coincidence. This past week, Hugh Hefner died. A founding father of the sexual revolution, Hefner’s legacy is hard to summarize. The words “shame” and “pain” come quickly to mind. The dehumanization of women. The celebration of infidelity. The promotion of sex as a god and pleasure as an idol. […]

Issue: Pornography Harms

EWTN News: Christian leaders pray for Hugh Hefner, pornography’s victims

Christian leaders in the fight against pornography have called the death of Hugh Hefner “tragic,” while reminding Catholics to take seriously the impact of Hefner’s legacy on American culture. “Nobody should ever take joy in anybody’s passing,” Alan Sears, founder of Alliance Defending Freedom, told EWTN News Sept. 28. “There have been thousands of people […]

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Issue: Pornography Harms

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