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Town Hall: One Country Just Voted to Decriminalize the Possession of Child Pornography

 
Author A_Dent
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#1 | Posted: 21 May 2024 17:04 
I heard about this story while listening to the radio in the car. The host said that the Bundestag had voted to decriminalize child pornography. After a little internet-searching, I found this article from Town Hall. The TL;DR is, while the situation isn't perhaps as bad as it was being portrayed, there is plenty to be concerned about. The bill was passed last week and will, according to Town Hall (which was quoting «Reduxx» — Feminist News and Opinion), reduce minimum penalties for possession and dissemination of child pornography. From Town Hall:

«According to the Bundestag, the bill specifies that «possession and acquisition should be punishable with a minimum penalty of three months' imprisonment, and distribution with a minimum penalty of six months' imprisonment, and distribution with a minimum penalty of six months' imprisonment. The offenses regulated in Section 184b of the Criminal Code are therefore classified as misdemeanors and not as crimes.»

Perhaps something is being lost in translation, but I have always understood that a misdemeanor was indeed a crime. It was just less serious than a felony. Again, that is a small comfort to those engaged in the fight against child sexual abuse. To me, it seems that Germany is just starting to slide down the first bits of a slippery slope that leads to the recognition of pedophilia as a sexual preference instead of the perversion of human sexuality that it is.

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/madelineleesman/2024/05/21/germany-child-porn-law-n2639323

https://reduxx.info/pro-pedophile-activist-group-celebrates-as-germany-decriminalizes-child-porn-possession/

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