Statement by Morality in Media’s Patrick Trueman on the Resignation of U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder

NCOSE Press Statement logo

Hope for the Fight Against Sexual Exploitation

Washington, DC – The resignation of Attorney General Holder can only give hope to those suffering the ravages of the pornography pandemic in America.  Holder was all that stood between that pandemic and its destruction.  Federal law prohibits the distribution of hardcore pornography, known as “obscene material” in law, by Internet, cable/satellite TV, in retail shops, on hotel/motel TV, through the mail, or common carrier.  Holder, in his role as Attorney General, has ignored these laws, allowing those who break them to profit from his inaction. The lives of this and the rising generations have been impeded and devastated by easy access to Internet pornography. Tens of thousands of marriages have ended due to the addiction to pornography by a spouse.  The high rate of sexual exploitation and sexual violence on college campuses and in the military has firm ties to the constant consumption of hardcore and often violent porn by the majority of males.  Eric Holder refused to initiate even one new obscenity indictment during his tenure and he bears much responsibility for pornography’s pandemic of harm.

Patrick A. Trueman served as the Chief of the Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Criminal Division, U.S. Department of Justice from 1987-1993.

Learn more about these laws at

Founded in 1962, Morality in Media, Inc. is the leading national organization dedicated to opposing pornography through education about its illegality and harms by highlighting the links to sex trafficking, violence against women, child abuse and addiction.


The Numbers


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


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


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.



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.