Fun_People Archive
8 Feb
An open letter to the executive branch...

Date: Thu, 8 Feb 96 04:01:10 -0800
From: Peter Langston <psl>
To: Fun_People
Subject: An open letter to the executive branch...

From: Alix Herrmann <>

I sent this to president and vice.president  

--whaddya think?

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  

brings into
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  (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.


Alix Herrmann
U.S. citizen living abroad

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