Heard on the Hill

The Anti-Porn Constituent

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At least one special interest group is awfully curious about where Mitt Romney stands on hard-core porn. So it wrote him a letter to ask about it.

The anti-pornography group Morality in Media wrote the ex-Massachusetts governor Tuesday asking to meet with him regarding the effect of hard-core pornography and how laws against it should be prosecuted.

“Greetings and best wishes,” the letter begins. “We are writing to seek a meeting with you in the near future to discuss the necessity of enforcing federal obscenity laws should you be elected president.

“Those laws prohibit distribution of obscene [hard-core] pornography on the Internet, on cable/satellite TV, on hotel/motel TV, in retail shops, through the mail and by common carrier.”

Of course, if Romney is not elected president, this could be just another conversation about the effect of hard-core porn and how to buy it between interfaith leaders, special interest lobbyists and a politician who identifies as a Mormon.

That doesn’t feel awkward at all.

MIM says there is a “pandemic” of this type of pornography, which it claims leads to “addiction, divorce and break up of families, harm to children who have easy access to material, violence against women and misogyny, as well as sexual trafficking.”

The group claims that the Justice Department has stopped enforcement of obscenity laws.

According to the DOJ’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity website, however, the department has prosecuted more then 15 pornography and obscenity cases so far this year.

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