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SESTA Gives Senate a Chance to Protect Victims of Online Sex Trafficking

On Wednesday, November 8, the Senate Commerce Committee is scheduled to consider the Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act (S. 1693). The legislation would amend section 230 of the Communications Decency Act (CDA) to protect victims of online sex trafficking.  It is the fervent hope of the National Center on Sexual Exploitation that the Committee will…

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SESTA Gives Senate Historic Opportunity to Protect Victims of Online Sex Trafficking

Washington, DC – On Wednesday, November 8, the Senate Commerce Committee is scheduled to consider the Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act (S. 1693). The legislation would amend section 230 of the Communications Decency Act (CDA) to protect victims of online sex trafficking.  It is the fervent hope of the National Center on Sexual Exploitation that…

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STATEMENT: Senate Holds Backpage CEO in Contempt; NCOSE Compares Backpage to African Slave Trade Company

Statement by Dawn Hawkins, Executive Director of NCOSE   Washington, DC – Led by Senators Rob Portman and Claire McCaskill, the Senate voted today to hold Backpage.com’s CEO in contempt of Congress. The National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) applauds this decision and insists that Backpage be held accountable for its role in facilitating sex…

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Mitt Romney Asked To Enforce Federal Pornography Laws

Pornography Issue Now Part of Presidential Campaign Contact: Lesley Bateman 813-849-0076 Lesley@design4.org WASHINGTON, DC (March 20, 2012) – On the heels of former Senator Rick Santorum publicly pledging to ‘vigorously enforce the nation’s adult obscenity laws,’ and with last year’s Congressional bipartisan support to do the same, Governor Romney is being asked to outline his…

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Turn MIM’s Obscenity Call Day Into A Sexual Freedom Day

Adult Visual News March 8, 201  “…Many of the offices today said they hadn’t yet heard of the letter, but were interested in learning more. That gave us an idea! With your help, we can make sure they’ve all heard about it. This Thursday we’ll host a National Call Day and need you to be…

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Morality in Media Suggests Another Reason to Vote Against Romney, Santorum, and Gingrich

Reason, Hit & Run Blog January 9, 2011 Morality in Media (MIM) is pleased to announce that “three of the leading GOP 2012 Presidential candidates have made statements committing to enforce existing federal obscenity laws if they are elected.” The Justice Department’s decision to focus on child pornography, rather than sexual material produced by and for consenting adults, has…

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Eric Holder accused of neglecting porn fight

Politico April 16, 2011 To the list of social issues such as abortion once thought to be off the 2011 political agenda and now making a comeback, add a hot-button one from the days of Reagan-era Attorney General Ed Meese — pornography. The catalyst for a renewed fight over pornography is a recent, little-noticed move…

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42 senators seek crackdown on adult pornography

CBS News April 7, 2011 Forty-two senators have signed onto a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder calling on him to increase federal prosecutions of adult pornography. The letter calls on the Department of Justice to “vigorously” enforce federal obscenity laws “against major commercial distributors of hardcore adult pornography.” It asks Holder to instruct the…

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Pressure is mounting to enforce ‘obscenity laws’

Orlando Christian News Examiner February 15, 2011 Here, there and ‘everywhere’ is the lure of pornography, enticing both the unwitting and those who have succumbed to its trap. Obscenity laws against distribution of porn are on the books, yet not being enforced. Now there is a contingent of Christian activists, Congress and civil groups who…

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