December 12, 2019

The Christian Post: Lawmakers ask AG Barr to make prosecuting obscenity, child porn 'criminal justice priority'

Congressional Republicans are asking Attorney General Barr to enforce existing obscenity laws in order to reduce explicit porn that meets the legal test to be considered obscenity, particularly porn that involves minors.

In a letter that was exclusively shared with National Review last week and signed by four conservative Republicans — Jim Banks of Indiana, Mark Meadows of North Carolina, Vicky Hartzler of Missouri, and Brian Babin of Texas — the lawmakers urged the Department of Justice to follow through Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign's promises to restrain the porn industry.

"The Internet and other evolving technologies are fueling the explosion of obscene pornography by making it more accessible and visceral," the letter reads...

In 2016, then-candidate Donald Trump signed the first-ever pornography pledge, which was spearheaded by Internet Safety group Enough is Enough.

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