Live online conference announced “Pornography Harms: An untreated Pandemic”

By: American Decency Staff

Presentation features effects on families and society and the  need to prosecute obscene hardcore adult pornography Washington, DC (Dec. 2, 2010) – The War on Illegal Pornography will host its first online conference via its Facebook page, Dec. 9, 11 a.m. – noon, featuring experts who will discuss the pornography pandemic and its relationship to sex trafficking, effect on marriages, and the need to prosecute obscene hardcore adult pornography. The lineup includes: Dr. Donna M. Hughes, professor of Women's Studies at the University of Rhode Island. Professor Hughes is a leading international researcher on trafficking of women and children.  She will discuss how pornography leads to sex trafficking.Dr. Patrick Fagan, Senior Fellow and Director of the Marriage and Religion Research Institute at the Family Research Council in Washington, D.C.  Dr. Fagan will discuss The Effects of Pornography on Individuals, Marriage, Family and Community. J. Robert Flores, former Administrator of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention at the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. and former deputy chief prosecutor in the Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section of the Criminal Division at the U.S. Department of Justice.  Mr. Flores will discuss the need to prosecute obscene hardcore adult pornography. "The trafficking in women and children for sexual exploitation is a global human rights crisis being perpetrated by individual criminals and organized crime groups, and facilitated by increased tolerance for the sexual exploitation and sexual abuse of women and children," said Hughes. "New communications and information technologies have are now used to facilitate the trafficking of women and children for sexual exploitation." She elaborates further on this issue in her paper The Impact of the Use of New Communications and Information Technologies on Trafficking in Human Beings for Sexual Exploitation: A Study of the Users. "Married men who are involved in pornography feel less satisfied with their marital sexual relations and less emotionally attached to their wives," says Fagan. "Pornography's power to undermine individual and social functioning is powerful and deep." Questions may be submitted online to the panelists during this one-hour presentation.  The event will be broadcast live from the Porn Harms Facebook page, About The Coalition for the War on Illegal Pornography The War on Illegal Pornography is a coalition of more than fifty national and state groups founded by Morality in Media, .  It is associated with the Pro-Family Forum on Pornography, which was founded for the purpose of education, strategic planning, and action on the issue of illegal pornography. The Forum has met on several occasions with the Department of Justice (DOJ) asking for enforcement of the current federal laws prohibiting distribution of illegal pornography. Your support is important to our ability to make a difference. Donate online at: American Decency Association is a member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability. American Decency Association Bill Johnson, President P.O. Box 202 Fremont, MI 49412 ph: 231-924-4050

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