Supreme Court Upholds Children's Internet Protection Act Protects Kids from Obscenity, Child Pornography

Focus on the Family
Monday, 23 June 2003

Pro-Family Organization Praises Supreme Court Decision

Focus on the Family's Policy Analyst for Media and Sexuality Daniel L. Weiss issued the following statement regarding the Supreme Court's decision to uphold the Children's Internet Protection Act:

"The Supreme Court's 6-3 decision to reverse a District Court ruling and uphold the Children's Internet Protection Act represents a significant victory for children and families across the nation. Since the passage of the Communications Decency Act in 1996, Congress has made repeated attempts to protect children from the most vile, degrading, and unlawful material on the Internet. Even the three dissenting Justices agreed that the government has a compelling interest in protecting children from such dangerous material. The Court's decision today marks the first time such legislation has been upheld in its entirety.

"While some opponents of the Court's ruling may continue their efforts to cloud and confuse the issue, the truth is that many libraries had become dens of significant danger to children and adults alike. We applaud the Court's decision to place the safety of children before perverts' so-called right to access damaging and illegal content on the taxpayers' dime."

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