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Protecting Minors And Speech In An Electronic Age12:38

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A new law meant to protect children from sexually explicit electronic material — in the forms of text messages and e-mail — has been challenged by the Massachusetts ACLU and several print and publishing groups.

The law suit claims the updated obscenity law amounts to censorship by prohibiting constitutionally protected speech concerning "contraception and pregnancy, sexual health, literature, and art." We examine the fine line between protecting children and protecting speech.

This program aired on July 14, 2010.

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