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CWA Releases Report on Feds' Failed Obscenity Enforcement

Meanwhile, more kids are exposed to Internet porn.

 

Contact: Stacey Holliday, Concerned Women for America, 202-488-7000 ext. 126

 

WASHINGTON, Feb. 26 /Christian Newswire/ -- Concerned Women for America (CWA) today released a report on the failure of the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the FBI to prosecute the adult pornography industry, which is banking on kids becoming the next generation of addicts.

 

Jan LaRue, Chief Counsel for CWA and author of the report, said: "The responses we received from various FBI field offices across the country and the DOJ stats we've seen indicate to us that these agencies aren't taking seriously the directives of President Bush and Attorney General Gonzales to enforce federal obscenity laws. And somebody needs to explain why the section at DOJ primarily responsible for prosecuting obscenity refers citizens who want to file a complaint to a private organization.

 

"We think that the DOJ and FBI have many very talented people, and they don't have to compromise the war on terror in order to enforce obscenity laws.  That's why we expected to see considerable numbers of major hard-core pornographers cooling their heels in federal prison by now, instead of laughing all the way to the bank.

 

Pat Trueman, former chief of the U.S. Department of Justice's Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, said, "Jan LaRue, one of the nation's top legal experts on obscenity law, takes off the gloves in this important piece and goes right at the Department of Justice for its failure to enforce obscenity laws.  She takes a bold and necessary step, and many people will follow her leadership."

 

Phil Burress, President of Citizens for Community Values and a former pornography addict, said of LaRue's report, "This article exposes a cancer that is eating away at the souls of our children and men and is devastating families. As the article describes in detail, failing to enforce federal obscenity laws allows the harms of pornography to proliferate and destroy lives.  The responsibility for that lays squarely at the feet of the Administration for not vigorously pursuing enforcement.  I urge everyone, especially national policy leaders, to study this document and demand action."

 

Concerned Women for America is the nation's largest public policy women's organization.