Robert Peters of Morality in Media presentation at the Houston Human Trafficking Conference: “What I did come to say is that there is a very substantial evidence to support the assertion that the proliferation of hardcore adult pornography is contributing to the demand for prostitution and thus for women and children trafficked into prostitution. I am also here to say that it is counterproductive (foolish) for law enforcement agencies and prosecutors to pour endless resources into combating sexual trafficking while totally ignoring the proliferation of hardcore adult pornography.”
Coyote Publishing, Inc. v. Miller, No. 07-16633 (9th Cir. March 11, 2010)
At issue in this case is whether Nevada’s “restrictions on advertising by legal brothels” violate the First Amendment.
Janice Shaw Crouse writing at The American Thinker: “Any discussion of prostitution must center on a basic fact: Control and exploitation of another person is slavery. Pimps control 80%-95% of all forms of prostitution. Nearly 70% of those in prostitution entered before age 16. In the U.S., the average age of entry is 12. Twelve!”
MIM paper shows that online exposure to adult pornography adversely affects children’s sexual behavior and attitudes
Morality in Media has published a 10-page paper reporting evidence that exposure to hardcore adult pornography on the Internet can adversely affect children’s sexual behavior and attitudes about sex . . .
“Bouncers patrol dimly lit alcoves where topless women socialize with customers. The curtains that offered a measure of privacy in the ‘VIP rooms’ are gone. And signs posted throughout the Charles Street club read: ‘Prostitution is illegal.’”
“Facing more than 700 charges related to prostitution, drug violations, alcohol violations, and nudity, the owner of a strip club in Alamance County has reached a settlement with the county commissioners that requires him to “cease and desist” current operations of the strip club, and prohibits future ownership, operation, or affiliation with a sexually oriented business (SOB) in the county.”
9th Circuit: Cell phones, internet, condoms implicate interstate commerce in enticement of minor to prostitution
U.S. v. Santos, No. 08-10406, 2009 WL 3748191 (9th Cir., Nov. 10, 2009)
“State lawmakers on Tuesday will consider a bill to make indoor prostitution a crime, but empower judges to erase any record of charges for convicted prostitutes after one year.”
“The fact that the numbers of the trafficked are going up and the ages coming down displays the failure of those government and non-government strategies which only focus on HIV/AIDS management and half hearted rescue operations combined with shelters for victims. These ignore the root cause, which is the demand for women and girls for sexual exploitation.”