Thursday, July 08, 2010
Hope Minimize

 "God will deliver the needy who cry out, the afflicted who have no one to help.  He will take pity on the weak and the needy and save the needy from death.  He will rescue them from oppression and violence, for precious is their blood in his sight."

Psalm 72:19

"There's a special evil in the abuse and exploitation of the most innocent and vulnerable.  The victims of sex trade see little of life before they see the worst of life - an underground brutality and lonely fear.  Those who patronize this industry debase themselves and deepen the misery of others.  And governments that tolerate this trade are tolerating a form of slavery."

President George W. Bush
September 23, 2003

 


Modern Day Slavery Minimize

A form of modern day slavery known as "trafficking in persons".  The the recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision, or obtaining of a person for labor or services, through the use of force, fraud or coercion for the purpose of subjection to involuntary servitude, peonage, debt bondage or slavery. Sex trafficking occurs when a commercial sex act is induced by force, fraud or coercion, or when the person induced to perform such acts has not attained 18 years of age.  Trafficking happens in every country, including the United States of America.  According to research,17 million fall victim to traffickers and 200,000 enter the United States annually.

 Each year sexual traffickers lure, coerce, trick, drug, kidnap, and sell millions of vulnerable women and children into the multi-billion dollar sex trade. In their daily lives victims of sexual trafficking endure unspeakable acts of physical brutality, violence and degradation including rape by so-called customers and pimps; undergo forced abortions; acquire drug and alcohol dependencies; live in fear of their lives and in fear for the lives of their family and friends; suffer acute psychological reactions as a result of their extreme physical and emotional trauma; and contract sexually transmitted diseases which all too often bring life-long illness or hasten death. If they survive, the physical, psychological and spiritual impacts of these experiences on victims are devastating and enduring. (Initiative Against Sexual Trafficking, Accessed October 31, 2007)


Watch Now Minimize

 

 Human Trafficking Video (Ice)

 

CBS News Report  "Video"

 

Do you think our children in the United States are not victims of human trafficking?         Think again.

CBS News Article "Against Their Will"

 1.6 million children in America are homeless.  Some might be run aways while others are throw away children.  80% of this vulnerable populations will fall pray to human trafficking in America.

These children under the age of 18 years old are American Citizens.

20% pass through San Antonio, Texas (60,000 victims)

 

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