Pro-Life Pregnancy Centers are Helping Women Victimized by Sex trafficking

Pro-Life Pregnancy Centers are Helping Women Victimized by Sex trafficking

A growing body of evidence shows that Planned Parenthood isn’t just looking the other way when it comes to sex trafficking. They actually partner with sexual predators by aborting the evidence while cashing in.

Human sex trafficking has reached alarming levels in America and is literally all around us. That’s why a concerted effort to stop it is so important. Would it surprise you to find out that pro-lifers are in a battle to stand in the gap, protecting women and their babies from this insidious cartel?

Heartbeat International is an umbrella group that serves thousands of pro-life pregnancy help centers around the world.

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Sex Trafficking Conspiracy Leader Sentenced to 17 Years in Federal Prison

Sex Trafficking Conspiracy Leader Sentenced to 17 Years in Federal Prison

U.S. District Judge Catherine C. Blake sentenced Joshua Lankford a/k/a “20-20”, a/k/a “Light Bright”, a/k/a “Yellow”, age 33, of Federalsburg, Maryland, to 17 years in federal prison, followed by five years of supervised release, for kidnapping in relation to a sex trafficking conspiracy.

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Generosity in action: Crisis unites Hungarians to common cause

Generosity in action: Crisis unites Hungarians to common cause

BUDAPEST, Hungary (CNS) — As thousands of refugees from Ukraine continue to cross over the Hungarian border, Budapest’s Keleti train station has become a central hub on their paths to escape violence and search for some sense of normalcy amid the chaos.

For the past two weeks, religious and other charitable organizations such as Caritas Hungary, the Knights of Malta and the Red Cross have distributed food, clothing and other items to the continuous waves of refugees coming through the station, which is always crowded.

The hustle and bustle at the station was no different March 12, as the various charities distributed much-needed food and basic materials not only to refugees from Ukraine, but also to the city’s poor and homeless who arrived at the station seeking help.

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Meta, Twitter, Netflix on ‘Dirty Dozen’ list for enabling exploitation

Meta, Twitter, Netflix on ‘Dirty Dozen’ list for enabling exploitation

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Some familiar brand names were put on the newest “Dirty Dozen” list of companies by the National Center on Sexual Exploitation for enabling exploitation.

Those names include Google Search, Netflix, Twitter, Meta and Visa.

Netflix and Twitter are repeats from 2021, as are Reddit and OnlyFans. Others making the list, released March 8, are Etsy, Kik, Verisign and Kanakuk Kamps.

“We oppose all forms of sexual abuse and exploitation,” said Lina Nealon, director of corporate and strategic initiatives for the center, during a video call announcing the 2022 version of the Dirty Dozen.

“Last year, the majority of the list were tech companies,” Nealon said, as they “reap soaring revenue without making substantive changes” to deter exploitation.

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Breaking Down Global Estimates of Human Trafficking: Human Trafficking Awareness Month 2022

There are many estimates of trafficking prevalence cited by various sources, so it can be difficult to know what trafficking looks like around the world. The most commonly used and widely recognized prevalence estimate was published in 2017 by the International Labour Organization (ILO). The Global Estimates of Modern Slavery estimate how many people are held in forms of human trafficking and forced marriage in all regions of the world. The study approximates how many people were victims of trafficking on any given day in 2016.

This data is incredibly useful for anti-trafficking organizations looking to raise awareness of just how vast the human trafficking problem is throughout the world.

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Convicted Felon Pleads Guilty To Sex Trafficking By Force, Fraud, And Coercion

Tampa, Florida – United States Attorney Roger B. Handberg announces that Henry Lee White, III (27, Orlando) has pleaded guilty to sex trafficking by force, fraud, and coercion and to possessing ammunition as a convicted a felon. White faces a minimum mandatory sentence of 15 years, and up to life, in federal prison. His sentencing hearing is scheduled for March 15, 2022.

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New Republican Bill Would Require Abortion Clinics to Report Sex Trafficking

New Republican Bill Would Require Abortion Clinics to Report Sex Trafficking

Legislation proposed by Rep. Ted Budd of North Carolina would require abortion providers to file a report with the National Human Trafficking Hotline if they suspect a patient at the clinic is a victim of human trafficking.

The Daily Signal first obtained a copy of the legislation, the Stopping Traffickers and Their Accomplices Act of 2022, which requires that abortion providers notify the hotline no later than 24 hours after consulting with a patient if they have “a reasonable suspicion that the patient is a victim of trafficking.”

Should the bill be enacted into law, those abortion providers who violate the act could be fined $10,000, imprisoned for up to six months, or both.

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Human Trafficking: The Hidden Tragedy

Human Trafficking: The Hidden Tragedy

November is National Human Trafficking Awareness Month. It focuses attention on one of the worst assaults against Personhood, sex trafficking. In fact, the buying and selling of people is one of the fastest growing criminal industries in the world.

Sex trafficking preys on women, young girls, and boys enslaving them in a nightmare situation often with little hope of escape.

The tragedy is made worse by COVID lockdowns, which force school children to spend more time online, a favorite site for sex traffickers.

Because it operates in the shadows accurate numbers are impossible to obtain, but it is estimated that nearly 25 million men, women, and children around the world are the victims of this evil.

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SWGA Pair Sentenced to Federal Prison for Trafficking a Runaway Teen

SWGA Pair Sentenced to Federal Prison for Trafficking a Runaway Teen

MACON, Ga. – Two defendants guilty of trafficking a runaway Middle Georgia teen, forcing the victim to engage in sexual acts for food and shelter, have been sentenced to federal prison for their crimes. Demetrius Hunter aka Red, 39, of Albany, Georgia, was sentenced to serve 240 months in federal prison to be followed by 25 years of supervised release after pleading guilty to sex trafficking of children and co-defendant Tamara Taylor aka Coco, 30, of Albany, was sentenced to serve 60 months in federal prison to be followed by 15 years of supervised release after pleading guilty to use of facilities in interstate and foreign commerce to transmit information about a minor.
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Bill honoring abolitionist aims to expand human trafficking prevention

Bill honoring abolitionist aims to expand human trafficking prevention

CLEVELAND (CNS) — Two members of Congress have introduced a bill to expand successful trafficking prevention efforts in schools and businesses.

Reps. Chris Smith (R-N.J.) and Karen Bass (D-Calif.) introduced the Frederick Douglass Trafficking Victims Prevention and Protection and Reauthorization Act of 2021 in the House of Representatives Sept. 3.

“During COVID … the exploitation of children has risen substantially, mostly online, and there is kind of like a pent-up demand to exploit, it’s lingering there,” Smith said during a livestreamed news conference prior to the bill’s introduction.

“As COVID further diminishes, we’re going to see people who feel they’re entitled to exploit young women or boys and we have to make sure we have all the tools arrayed against them,” he said.

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Baltimore Sex Trafficker Sentenced to 10 Years in Federal Prison for Sex Trafficking Four Minor Victims

Baltimore Sex Trafficker Sentenced to 10 Years in Federal Prison for Sex Trafficking Four Minor Victims

U.S. District Court Judge George J. Hazel sentenced Sean Dean, age 29, of Baltimore, Maryland to 10 years in federal prison, followed by 10 years of supervised release, for conspiracy to engage in sex trafficking of a minor. Judge Hazel also ordered that, upon his release from prison, Dean must register as a sex offender in the places where he resides, where he is an employee, and where he is a student, under the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA).

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A Case for State-Mandated Human Trafficking Education in Schools

A Case for State-Mandated Human Trafficking Education in Schools

Defined as “the coercive exploitation of another person for commercial gain,”1 human trafficking is a global crime that impacts the most vulnerable populations in the United States and around the world.2 Children are among those uniquely vulnerable to traffickers—at times not even realizing they are victims.3

In 2019, children comprised over half of the victims in all active federal trafficking cases.4 Even more striking, in cases where a defendant was a sex buyer, over 92% of the victims were children.5 These numbers underscore the gravity of the issue.

Social Media and Romance: Tools for Traffickers

Increasingly, traffickers use social media to contact and earn the trust of children they hope to exploit.

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Angels’ first baseman Albert Pujols raises money for children with Down Syndrome with each home run

Angels’ first baseman Albert Pujols raises money for children with Down Syndrome with each home run

Opening day in Major League Baseball is here, and Los Angeles Angels’ first baseman Albert Pujols is using his star power to help kids with Down Syndrome. 

Pujols, a three-time National League MVP, raises money every time he hits a home run. Supporters of the program make a pledge through the player’s charity, The Pujols Family Foundation. Donations will be used to “promote awareness, provide hope and meet tangible needs for children and families who live with Down syndrome,” as well as help children with disabilities and/or life-threatening illnesses and impoverished people in the Dominican Republic, according to the PledgeIt site.

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The pregnancy help community is at the forefront of serving human trafficking victims

The pregnancy help community is at the forefront of serving human trafficking victims

(Pregnancy Help News) When considering the services offered by the local pregnancy help organization (PHO) it might not come to mind for some that assisting the victims of human trafficking is among the offerings. But the fact is, in the course of their day-to-day work of serving women facing unplanned pregnancy, pregnancy help centers have been serving human trafficking victims as well.

Like abortion, human trafficking is a violation of the sanctity of human life, and the awareness of this scourge is starting to catch up with its prevalence.

Pregnancy help centers and medical clinics are in a unique position to make a difference through the services they provide and partnerships they have established in their communities. 

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