by Rob Schwarzwalder
June 20, 2014
The State Department has issued its annual report on human trafficking, “Trafficking in Persons – 2014”. In announcing the release of the report, Secretary of State John Kerry stated that a conservative estimate places the number of trafficked persons at 20 million.
Here at home, it is estimated that up to 300,000 women and girls are at risk of being trafficked – held in bondage to sexual fiefs who use them for prostitution and/or pornography. That estimate was given at FRC by an aide to U.S. Rep. Anne Wagner (R-MO), who has introduced legislation to help combat human trafficking here in the U.S.
The relationship between abortion, pornography, prostitution, and trafficking is acute and extensive. Here are some resources to help better acquaint you with this rats’ nest of evil – and how you can work, in practical ways, to fight it, here at home and abroad (all of these resources are available and accessible at no cost):
FRC Online lecture: “Stopping Online Advertisers of Trafficking Victims: the ‘SAVE’ Act”
FRC Brochure: “How to Fight Human Trafficking in Your Community”
FRC Webcast: “Human Trafficking: Modern-Day Slavery”
FRC Blog/Op-Ed: “How China’s ‘One Child’ Policy Fosters Human Trafficking”