It’s High Time to Prosecute Obscene P*rnography. Here’s How.

February 11

Family Policy Alliance is calling on Attorney General William Barr to follow through on President Trump’s pledge to enforce federal obscenity laws. Please add your name to this call from thousands of Americans to ensure this critical pledge is fulfilled.

As obscene pornography proliferates the Internet and seeps into too many American homes, marriages are damaged, children are violated, and families are fractured.

The $3 billion child pornography industry represents the worst kind of obscenity.  But plenty of other obscene material is available to anyone online with a few quick clicks.  With 4.5 million Internet porn sites, it’s not hard to understand why nine out of every ten boys under the age of 18 have viewed pornography.

The impact of the ever-increasing accessibility and availability of obscene material is significant.  The hyper-sexualization of our culture (remember the Super Bowl halftime show?), pornography addiction, violence against women, human trafficking and child pornography are all on the rise.

Something must be done.  And something CAN be done.

As a candidate, President Trump signed the first-ever anti-pornography pledge which declared he would enforce federal obscenity laws if elected.  Unfortunately, his pledge is yet unfulfilled.  Fortunately, there is still time and there are plenty of obscenity laws on the books that President Trump’s Department of Justice can enforce.

Specifically, Attorney General Barr and the 94 U.S. Attorneys’ Offices which he directs can enforce laws that prohibit the distribution of obscene pornography on the Internet, on cable and satellite TV, in hotels, in retail stores and by common carrier.

In December of 2019, four U.S. Members of Congress (Reps. Jim Banks, Vicky Hartzler, Mark Meadows and Brian Babin) sent a letter to AG Barr asking him to do just this and declare the prosecution of obscene pornography a criminal justice priority.  So far, their letter has gone unanswered.

Attorney General Barr needs to know that obscenity prosecution is a priority to American families and should be to the Department of Justice as well.  Please join with Family Policy Alliance and a rising chorus of Americans in calling on AG Barr for action.

Thank you for speaking up and spreading the word!

The Family Policy Alliance Team