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Drew Angerer / Getty ImagesAttorney General William Barr speaks at an event to present the Attorney General's Award for Distinguished Service in Policing at the Department of Justice on Dec. 3, 2019, in Washington, D.C. (Drew Angerer / Getty Images)
Citing the damage America’s pervasive pornography industry is doing to women and children, four Republican members of Congress are calling for the federal government to use existing obscenity laws to crack down on pornography, according to a new report.
The legislators issued a letter to Attorney General William Barr urging the Department of Justice to enforce laws that are violated by hardcore pornography, with a focus on pornography involving children, according to National Review.
The letter was signed by Reps. Jim Banks of Indiana, Mark Meadows of North Carolina, Vicky Hartzler of Missouri and Brian Babin of Texas.
“The Internet and other evolving technologies are fueling the explosion of obscene pornography by making it more accessible and visceral. This explosion in pornography coincides with an increase in violence towards women and an increase in the volume of human trafficking as well as child pornography,” the representatives wrote in the letter.
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