Morality in Media’s “War on Illegal Pornography,” a coalition of 116 national, state and local groups, is launching a new effort today to ensure that the 2012 presidential candidates are aware of the following: 1) pornography is harming millions of Americans and 2) when elected, the president can help by simply enforcing the laws. Take action here.

Did you know that current federal laws, upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court, prohibit distribution of hard-core obscene pornography on the Internet, on cable/satellite TV, on hotel/motel TV, in retail shops, through the mail, and by common carrier? These laws, however, are not currently being enforced by the U.S. Department of Justice.

When I was head of the Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section at the U.S. Department of Justice, we enforced these laws. We prosecuted America’s top pornographers and never lost a case. As a result, much of the hardcore pornography available disappeared – at the time it was rape and child-themed pornography. The presidential leadership of both Reagan and Bush I contributed greatly to this success. 

Whoever it may be, we need to ensure that our next president is fully aware of the harms of pornography and is prepared to actively pursue pornography’s demise. The law is already on our side. 

Will you email the candidates and let them know why enforcing obscenity laws should also be on their agendas if they win? You can email them all with one click here. Also, please call their campaigns and make sure your voice is heard. You can reach all campaigns by just dialing this toll-free number: 1-877-354-2951.


Please ask your friends and family to participate in this effort as well. This is a relatively easy way to protect our future generations from suffering from as much addiction, broken marriages, sexual abuse, forced sexual trafficking and child exploitation.

Many thanks,
Patrick A. Trueman
Morality In Media