Congress Told of Pornography’s Harms

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In a Capitol Hill briefing this week, a packed house of congressional staffers, policy advocates and the public, were told of the harms of illegal adult obscenity and what Congress can do about it. As several speakers noted, no new laws are required, simply the enforcement of those already on the books.

Phil Burress, Citizens for Community Values: Introduction

Donna Rice Hughes: : Children’s Easy Access to Hardcore Internet Pornography

Sharon Cooper, M.D.: Pornography Harms Children

Pat Trueman, former Chief of the Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Criminal Division, U.S. Department of Justice and founder of The legal underpinnings of obscenity prosecution

Mary Anne Layden, Ph.D., Psychotherapist: How Addiction Harms the Person

Laura Lederer, J.D., founder of The Protection Project: Pornography’s Link to Sex Trafficking

Gail Dines, Ph.D.: Professor of sociology and author of the book Pornland: Pornography Debases Men, Women and Culture

Shelley Lubben, former pornography performer and founder of Truth Behind the Fantasy of Porn

Pat Trueman: Action Steps for Congress

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