Modern bondage: Slavery is very much alive today

    Aleteia: As anyone who has studied history knows, the man-made evils the world faces today – war, terrorism, abortion, poverty, and the rest – share an ancient provenance. Technology can increase or diminish the scale of these evils, and in some cases it can even introduce novel expressions of them, but on a fundamental level we moderns wrestle with the same moral pathologies, both personal and social, as our ancestors. Truly, “What has been, that will be; what has been done, that will be done. Nothing is new under the sun!” (Ecclesiastes 1:9)


  • Posted: 08/27/2014
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  • Category: Global: Religious Liberty
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  • Source: www.aleteia.org

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ISIS selling Christian women as sex slaves

Church, State, and human trafficking

Global Freedom Network founded by Catholics, Anglicans, Muslims to end trafficking

House Republicans eye sex-trafficking legislation

FBI: Kids forced into prostitution for Super Bowl

Is “sex worker” a legitimate phrase?

Nobel Prize-winning economist makes the case for a market for organs

China gives doctor death sentence for baby trafficking

Chinese Doctor Admits Selling Patients’ Newborns

Where Do (Modern) Babies Come From? | Alan S. Newman at Public Discourse

Prostitution: France Wants To Punish Clients

Nigerian doctor laments growing plague of human trafficking

Girl smuggled into Britain to have her ‘organs harvested’

Bodies Double as Cash Machines With U.S. Income Lagging: Economy

Revealed: India is home to nearly half of world’s 30 million modern-day slaves

Trafficking Case Against Saudi Princess Dismissed

10th Circuit: Utah sexual solicitation statute doesn’t violate First Amendment

Egypt: Christians Killed for Ransom

Who’s A Victim Of Human Sex Trafficking?

Organ trafficker gouges out Chinese boy’s eyes for corneas to sell on black market

2013 State Ratings on Human Trafficking Laws

Judge Blocks NJ State Law On Online Sex Ads

Russia: Surgeons Questioned About Involvement In Trade In Human Body Parts

‘Some girls have been married 60 times by the time they turn 18′

In Afghanistan, Fathers Barter Daughters to Settle Drug Debts

Pastor’s Daughter in Nigeria Allegedly Kidnapped, Forced to Convert to Islam

Christian Girls Being Snatched by Islamist Traffickers

Ice Arrests 255 People In Child Exploitation Cases

Egypt: Christian families tell of losing their daughters

California: Saudi Princess free on $5 million bail; charged with trafficking

Tortured in the Sinai: ‘I Was Hanged for Days’

Web groups sue to block NJ law on underage sex ads

State Department releases 2013 human trafficking report

‘Prostitution pledge’ ruling splits conservatives

When May the Government Require Groups to Endorse Certain Views in Order to Get Government Benefits?

Obama administration slaps Russia, China on sex slavery, trafficking

Bangladesh: Christian children still missing, enslaved

Unlikely coalition of liberals and conservatives is shifting the way we view – and treat – people who sell sex | Salon

    Salon: And now, with eight states handing down felony charges for prostitution — where non-violent, mostly female prostitution offenders are serving in state prison – a battle to lessen criminal penalties has been joined by an unlikely ally. Conservative lawmakers, looking at price tags, are also receptive to changing the way we see – and treat– people working in prostitution.


  • Posted: 06/04/2013
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  • Category: Miscellaneous
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  • Source: www.salon.com

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Prostitution issue reaches Canadian Supreme Court

British schoolgirl ‘murdered for her organs’ in India, family claim

Supreme Court to hear arguments on ‘prostitution pledge’

Does requiring groups fighting HIV/AIDS to oppose prostitution violate the right to free speech?

Scientists Pressure Women to Sell Eggs for $50,000 or More

European Union Report Details Growth Of Human Trafficking

Abductions of Christian Girls Increased in Egypt Since Regime Change

What We Want Is The Head Of The Friar | New Yorker

President’s Faith-Based Advisory Council Issues Report On Combating Human Trafficking

We can’t ignore slavery in the bid to lift millions out of poverty

UK Government Approves Genetically Engineered “Three-Parent” Embryos

“Half Of Girls In South Sudan Forced To Marry” | AP

We don’t buy and sell people | Bruce J. Clemenger of Evangelical Fellowship of Canada

Surrogate Mom Given $10K to Abort “Imperfect Baby,” Rejects Offer

Romania: Alleged Illegal Trafficking Of Human Eggs

Sex Trafficking at the Super Bowl

Syrian girls ‘sold’ into force ‘marriages’

Legalized prostitution significantly increases human sex trafficking: study

    LifeSiteNews: A study of the impact of legalized prostitution has found that countries where prostitution is legal experience larger reported human trafficking inflows than countries in which prostitution is prohibited. Professor Eric Neumayer of the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and a team of researchers analyzed data on human trafficking from a global sample of 116 countries in order to determine what effect a country’s domestic policy on prostitution has on trafficking, whether as a country of origin, transit or destination for victims.


  • Posted: 12/17/2012
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  • Category: Global: Sanctity of Life
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  • Source: www.lifesitenews.com

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Holder To Help Launch Alliance Against Pedophilia

Dutch Hospital To Lead Organ Trafficking Probe

The prayer of a sex trafficked child: Escaping the abuse

ACLU convinces judge to halt part of Cal. human trafficking initiative

Making Babies, Just to Make Ends Meet

    Susan Straight at NY Times: Sometimes life is like a fun-house mirror, the glass and then the real thing. I had just watched the TV show “The New Normal,” a comedy about what used to be called untraditional families, for the first time, and the same day I read about Mitt Romney’s son Tagg and his wife, Jennifer, having twins through a surrogate pregnancy, using the same surrogate mother they had back in 2009. A week later, a few choice remarks were made about single mothers in the presidential debate.


  • Posted: 11/05/2012
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  • Category: Sanctity of Life
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  • Source: www.nytimes.com

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President Issues Executive Order to Stop Human Trafficking in Government Contracts | ACLU

    ACLU: Today, President Barack Obama signed an executive order that will give better protections to vulnerable workers employed by government contractors. The order, announced on the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, lays out new requirements for U.S. government contractors and their subcontractors operating overseas to prevent human trafficking and forced labor.


  • Posted: 09/26/2012
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  • Category: Global: Sanctity of Life
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  • Source: www.aclu.org

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NY Organ Donor Network pressured hospital staffers to declare patients brain dead to harvest body parts

India Girls Victimized by Sex-Selection Abortions Have New Hope

Peru: Planned Parenthood plan to lower age of sexual consent will aid sex trafficking, warn bishops

Abortion: The Modern Day Slave Master

Ilya Somin: “Making the Case for Organ Markets”

Australia proposes changing slavery laws to include bans on organ trafficking, forced marriage

Trafficked: Mexican sex slaves seduced and sold to U.S.

Mexican pro-migrant priest flees death threats

North Korean women sold into ‘slavery’ in China

Afghanistan sees rise in ‘dancing boys’ exploitation