House Passes Bill That Could Have More Teens Facing Minimum Sentences For Sexting

In Washington as in life, certain roads may be paved with good intentions, but critics of a purportedly well-meaning new bill warn it would lead to major suffering for the very people it’s meant to protect: U.S. teenagers.

Last week, the House of Representatives approved H.R.1761, also known as the “Protecting Against Child Exploitation Act of 2017.” Reportedly aimed at closing “ loopholes” in child pornography laws, the bill received support from all but two Republican congressmen, Reps. Justin Amash of Michigan and Thomas Massie of Kentucky, who voted against bill along with 53 democrats.

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