Pro-porn lobby spends $1 million to fight regulation protecting minors

The pro-pornography lobby has a strong offense. In a devastating decision, a federal appeals court recently gutted U.S. Code Title 18 Section 2257. This regulation required pornography producers to keep stringent age records to prevent underage performers and protect children. Now, minors are at-risk for being sexually exploited by the pornography industry without any mechanisms in place ensuring their safety.

The Free Speech Coalition, a deceptively-named pro-pornography lobbying group, claims it has spent more than $1 million since 2005 to fight 2257. This massive offensive played a role in tipping the scales in favor of the porn industry and against human dignity.

Why would the porn industry want to overturn this regulation? To protect themselves, at the expenditure of other’s safety. As pornography distributors increasingly rely on low-cost pornography producers around the globe with little oversight, they faced an increasing liability. Instead of upholding the protection of minors, they put their own legal and financial interests first.

The key to stopping this strong pro-pornography offensive is by building an even stronger defense. Will you join us in this fight? Enlist in the frontlines of this battle by becoming a Defender.

The Defender program is our team of monthly sustaining donors that helps NCOSE execute its campaigns on a regular basis. Through their charitable giving, we’re able to defend human dignity against the attacks of the pro-porn industry.

The Numbers

300+

NCOSE leads the Coalition to End Sexual Exploitation with over 300 member organizations.

100+

The National Center on Sexual Exploitation has had over 100 policy victories since 2010. Each victory promotes human dignity above exploitation.

93

NCOSE’s activism campaigns and victories have made headlines around the globe. Averaging 93 mentions per week by media outlets and shows such as Today, CNN, The New York Times, BBC News, USA Today, Fox News and more.

Previous
Next

Stories

Survivor Lawsuit Against Twitter Moves to Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

Survivors’ $12.7M Victory Over Explicit Website a Beacon of Hope for Other Survivors

Instagram Makes Positive Safety Changes via Improved Reporting and Direct Message Tools

Sharing experiences may be a restorative and liberating process. This is a place for those who want to express their story.

Support Dignity

There are more ways that you can support dignity today, through an online gift, taking action, or joining our team.

Defend Human Dignity. Donate Now.

Defend Dignity.
Donate Now.