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Internet porn on the decline?

by Jared Bridges

April 20, 2007

The Economist is reporting a study by internet market research firm Hitwise that suggests pornography on the ‘net may be in decline:

…the Hitwise data suggest that sex sites are now being dethroned. In Britain search sites overtook sex sites in popularity last Octoberthe first time any other category has come out on top since tracking began, says Hitwise. In America, the proportion of site visits that are pornographic is falling and people are flocking to sites categorised net communities and chatchiefly social-networking sites such as MySpace, Bebo and Facebook. Traffic to such sites is poised to overtake traffic to sex sites in America any day now.

Good news, right? Not necessarily. As the article suggests, “adult” material — like the rest of the internet at large — may simply be changing venues. A decline pornographic websites has corresponded with an increase in porn in other areas of the web, such as peer-to-peer file sharing networks, social networking websites, and “virtual worlds” like Second Life.

Parents, don’t stop monitoring your kids’ internet usage just yet…

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FRC Responds to Supreme Court Decision

by Jared Bridges

April 18, 2007

Here’s FRC’s press release:

FRC Praises Supreme Court Ruling Upholding Partial-Birth Abortion Ban

April 18, 2007

Washington D.C.- Today, Family Research Council President Tony Perkins released the following statement welcoming the Supreme Court decision upholding the Partial-birth Abortion Ban.

This is a victory for a commonsense measure that is overwhelmingly favored by over 70 percent of the American people who increasingly support protections for unborn children. This brings the nation’s abortion policy one step closer to the views of the American people. Americans are against unlimited abortion and the partial-abortion ban is the first meaningful limitation on abortion in over thirty years.

We applaud the Court for recognizing the legitimate interest that Congress has ‘in ensuring so grave a choice is well informed.’ The Court rejected the idea that a group of partial-birth abortion doctors should hold veto power over the abortion policy of the entire country. The Majority is to be commended for respecting the intent of Congress who represent the American people. This is a violent and inhumane act that is never medically necessary according to the American Medical Association.

I want to thank President Bush, Congressman Steve Chabot (R-OH), and former Senator Rick Santorum for all their hard work over the years to pass this legislation.”

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Family Facts #11

by Family Research Council

April 13, 2007

Adolescents living at home with two parents were 20% less likely to have ever had sexual intercourse when compared to adolescents not living at home with two parents.

Source: “Friends religiosity and first sex.” Adamczyk, A., Felson, J.

Social Science Research Vol. in press, Number . , 2006. Page(s) NA.

(HT: FamilyFacts.org)

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