PORNOGRAPHY HARMS: WHAT CONGRESS CAN DO TO ENFORCE EXISTING LAWS
briefing for members of Congress and their staffs featuring EIE President Donna Rice Hughes, leading researchers
and an ex-porn star's personal experience with pornography
Washington, DC (June 10,
2010) - Enough Is Enough President Donna Rice Hughes
will join The Coalition for the War on Illegal Pornography for a major briefing
at the United States Capitol Visitors Center ~ HVC-201 at 11 a.m.,
June 15, entitled "Pornography Harms: What Congress can do to Enforce Existing
Laws." The event is open to every member of the U.S. House and Senate, their
staffs, the press and the public.
Experts from a variety
of backgrounds will speak on four leading harms of pornography, how existing
laws can and should be enforced against illegal material and what Congress can do
to protect and prosecute.
The lineup includes:
- Dr. Mary Anne Layden of the Sexual Trauma and Psychopathology Program at the Center for Cognitive Therapy at the
University of Pennsylvania who will address the addiction to pornography;
- Forensic pediatrician Sharon Cooper, M.D.
of the University of North Carolina who will address the harmful effects of
adult pornography on children who view it;
- Internationally acclaimed speaker and
author Gail Dines, Ph.D., Professor of sociology and women's studies at
Wheelock College in Boston who will discuss her studies on how pornography
debases men, women and the culture.
- Attorney Laura Lederer, perhaps the
leading voice in America on human trafficking, who will discuss the link
between pornography and sex trafficking.
- Donna Rice Hughes, a leading voice on Internet safety for children in America and Enough Is Enough President, who will explain what illegal pornography is and how pornographers use deceptive marketing tactics to trap children in their addictive web. She will also share testimonial footage from the kids themselves, from EIE's Internet Safety 101 Program (www.internetsafety101.org).
- Patrick A. Trueman, former Chief of the Child Exploitation and
Obscenity Section of the US Department of Justice, who will discuss the fact
that NONE of the Federal laws against illegal adult pornography are currently
enforced by the U.S. Department of Justice and what Congress can do to enforce
these very laws.
A growing body of
research suggests that the habitual use of pornography - especially Internet
pornography - can damage people of all ages and both sexes, negatively
impacting their relationships, productivity, happiness and their ability to
function in society. Event
information may be found at http://bit.ly/cL551APornHarms.For additional
research and resource information on pornography visit the dangers section on
our site, www.internetsafety101.org
About The DC Group on
The Coalition for War
on Illegal Pornography is an effort associated with The DC Group on Pornography,
a group of national organizations which meet quarterly in Washington, DC for
the purpose of education, strategic planning and action. The group has met with
the Department of Justice (DOJ) on several occasions asking that Federal Laws
prohibiting interstate transportation of adult obscene pornography be enforced.
About Enough Is Enough
Donna Rice Hughes is President of Enough Is Enough (EIE), a non-partisan, 501(c)(3) non-profit
organization, which emerged in 1994 as the national leader on the front lines to make
the Internet safer for children and families. Since then, EIE has continued to
pioneer efforts to confront online pornography, child pornography, sexual
predation, cyberbullying and sexting with innovative programs, the most recent
of which is Internet Safety 101.
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