“Children are for sale every day in the United States.”
In fact, one in three teens will be lured into the sex-trafficking lifestyle within 48 hours of leaving home. The average age of these victims is 13-14 years old. On average, these child sex slaves can make a pimp up to $200,000 a day.
With heightened awareness of sex trafficking, the U.S. House of Representatives passed House Resolution 181, Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act of 2015. Unfortunately, just prior to the Senate passing this bill, the Hyde Amendment was attached as an amendment. The amendment prohibits federal tax dollars to fund abortions through the Department of Health and Human Services and is not directly related to seeking justice for victims of trafficking.
There are fewer than 100 beds available in the United States to help these children. HR 181 is the assistance that agencies need to give justice to these victims who are being enslaved. Don’t let the Hyde Amendment prevent justice for these victims. Please call on your U. S. senators to remove the Hyde Amendment. They deserve justice!