An open letter to the executive branch...
Date: Thu, 8 Feb 96 04:01:10 -0800
From: Peter Langston <psl>
Subject: An open letter to the executive branch...
From: Alix Herrmann <firstname.lastname@example.org>
I sent this to president and vice.president @whitehouse.gov
I understand that the President has stated he will sign the Telecom
Reform bill. I also understand that this bill renders illegal
using the Internet for such things as discussion of abortion.
Section 1462 of title 18, as amended, states: "Whoever
the United States, or any place subject to the jurisdiction thereof, or
knowingly uses any express company or other common carrier, or
computer service, as defined in section 230(e)2 of the Communications Act
of 1934, for carriage in interstate or foreign commerce --
(a) any obscene, lewd, lascivious, or filthy book, pamphlet,
picture, motion-picture film, paper, letter, writing, print, or
other matter of indecent character; or
(b) any obscene, lewd, lascivious or filthy phonograph
recording, electrical transcription, or other article or thing
capable of producing sound; or
(c) any drug, medicine, article, or thing designed, adapted, or
intended for producing abortion, or for any indecent or immoral
use; or any written or printed card, letter, circular, book,
pamphlet, advertisement, or notice of any kind giving
information, directly or indirectly, where, how, or of whom, or
by what means any of such mentioned articles, matters, or things
may be obtained or made; ..."
An item that fits the description (c) can be located at the URL
http://www.csn.net/~jdean/abortph2.html (an anti-abortionists'
detailed, illustrated description of vacuum aspiration abortion).
I look forward to your prompt pursuing of this soon-to-be criminal
matter, as soon as the legislation is approved.
Furthermore, I expect that you will have to shut down your own
email addresses as you are also able to receive, and thus bring into
the United States, this information.
U.S. citizen living abroad
© 1996 Peter Langston