EDITORIAL: This case has so many issues, I can only hope and pray that our nation affirms there is no support for selling human beings for labor or sex and if you won’t proclaim that, Americans don’t support you. It’s a matter of utter humanity and anyone who doesn’t denounce it is someone who is disconnected from reality, uninformed of the real facts or part of the groups selling children, teens and women for sex and labor everyday in America, to the tune of 2.5 million victims here today!
People should hear that number and shutter because it could happen to someone you love IN AN INSTANCE. We must ALL stand united to free EVERY SINGLE VICTIM. How can any of these groups start a process that could evolve into legal sex slavery in the good ole US of A if the supreme court continues on the path they have taken us over the past 20 years. This is organized crime’s back door in to begin the process for the legalization of pimping your children. The groups who filed this lawsuit are other countries known for sex trafficking which is another reason this case going before the supreme court is fishy!
Legally depicted child porn and rape (still waiting for the answer to how they tell the real from the depicted), joking about rape, writing about child rape and cannibalism and let’s not forget the rape, torture, electrocution and waterboarding of pornstars as part of the short list of what our CURRENT supreme court has accomplished during their tenure to further the rights of rapists, torturers, predators and pedophiles in America. They come here from other countries because our laws are so lax as proven by the foreign pornographers and pimps in Porn Valley!!
We will ALL know soon enough as there is a reason the supreme court has taken on this case before Obama is even sworn in. It’s called challenging the rights of women and children to be free in America! Will you take a stand against the trafficking and slavery of women and children before they legalize prostitution ACROSS OUR NATION?? Better think about it fast because that’s what is on the chopping block NOW!!
Posted: 3:00 pm Sun, January 13, 2013
By Associated Press
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court has agreed to review a First Amendment dispute over whether the United States can force private health organizations to denounce prostitution as a condition to get AIDS funding.
The justices said Friday they will hear the government’s appeal of a lower court ruling that found the anti-prostitution pledge, in a provision of federal law, violated the health groups’ constitutional rights.
At issue is the United States Leadership Against HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria Act of 2003. It requires groups seeking federal money to announce publicly that they oppose prostitution and sex-trafficking.
The government often attaches conditions to the receipt of federal funds, but the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York said the law went well beyond what is permissible.
Four organizations that work in Africa, Asia and South America filed a constitutional challenge to the law in 2005. A federal judge sided with the groups and a 2nd Circuit panel affirmed that ruling in a 2-1 vote. The majority said the rule doesn’t merely force organizations to refrain from certain conduct, but also requires them “to espouse the government’s viewpoint.”
In dissent, Judge Chester J. Straub pleaded for Supreme Court review in large part because another appeals court in Washington, D.C., upheld the provision against a similar challenge.
In urging the justices to take the case, the Obama administration said the provision reflects Congress’ view that sex trafficking and prostitution are serious factors in the spread of HIV/AIDS.
Some organizations advocate for a reduction in penalties for prostitution to prevent interference with outreach efforts. They also try to avoid controversial policy positions likely to offend host nations and partner organizations and the prostitutes whose trust they must earn to stop the spread of diseases.
Two groups — Alliance for Open Society International Inc., which runs a program in Central Asia to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS by reducing drug use, and Pathfinder International, which provides family planning and reproductive health services in more than 20 countries — went to court after adopting policy statements against prostitution in order to keep their eligibility for funding. Pathfinder did so even though it wishes to remain neutral on the issue or prostitution, the appeals court said.
The other two groups are Global Health Council and Interaction.
The groupw arguing against Supreme Court review noted that the World Health Organization and other international organizations receive U.S funds to fight AIDS and do not have to comply with the anti-prostitution pledge. Indeed, the groups said in their legal papers, some of the international agencies support lesser penalties for prostitution as part of their AIDS-fighting strategy.
The case is United States Agency for International Development v. Alliance for Open Society International, 12-10.