Human Trafficking


-- A major U.S. law enforcement operation, which saved over 100 minors from prostitution rings and arrested over 150, drew praise from a congressman known for toughening laws against sex trafficking.


The Catholic Psychologist and
Same-sex "Married" Couples

DULUTH, MN, June 3, 2013--The State of Minnesota recently passed a law abolishing the commonly accepted definition of marriage as between one man and one woman, and replaced it with a definition that requires only two adults, including two adults of the same sex. The law goes into effect August 1. Consequently, from that date forward, the State will recognize three types of marriage: male-female, male-male and female-female. All three will be considered “marriage”, and any effort to distinguish between them based on the commonly accepted definition (male-female) will be branded “discrimination.”


Senate Requests Details on
HHS Denial of Grant To Bishops Twenty-seven U.S. senators requested information on how the Department of Health and Human Services graded applicants for anti-trafficking grants and asked why the U.S. bishops’ Migration and Refugee Services was denied one.


Catholic Human Trafficking Outreach Lost Funds
After HHS Officials Intervened
WASHINGTON, D.C., November 2, 2011 -- New information about the Department of Health and Human Services’ failure to renew a $19 million grant to the U.S. Catholic bishops’ program for human trafficking victims has prompted complaints of religious discrimination.


New Bill Introduced to Combat Child Sex-Trafficking within U.S.
WASHINGTON, D.C., June 24, 2010 – New legislation designed to aggressively address the sexual exploitation of children by sex-traffickers was introduced into the House of Representatives this week by U.S. Representatives Carolyn Maloney (NY-14) and Chris Smith (NJ-04). The bill would add $45 million to law enforcement and victim-assistance efforts.


Human Trafficking Facts -- 2010
WASHINGTON, D.C., June 14, 2010 -- Compiled by the U.S. Department of State


Human Trafficking Awareness Day -- January 11
Child Sex Trafficking Huge Problem in the U.S.
ARLINGTON, Va., Jan. 8 -- On June 22, 2007, the U.S. Senate passed a resolution making January 11th an annual day of awareness and vigilance for the countless victims of Human Trafficking across the globe. Shared Hope International (SHI), an organization working to eliminate sexual slavery, has conducted assessments in 10 U.S. cities examining the condition of America's trafficked youth.




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