Ashton Kutcher gave an incredibly powerful testimony describing his work fighting the sexual exploitation of children around the globe.
“I’m here today to defend the right to pursue happiness. It’s a simple notion. It’s bestowed upon all of us by our Constitution. Every citizen in this country has the right to pursue it and I believe that is incumbent upon us as citizens of this nation, as Americans, to bestow that right upon others. Upon each other and upon the rest of the world. But the right to pursue happiness, for so many, is stripped away. It’s raped. It’s abused. It’s taken by force, fraud, or coercion. It is sold for the momentary happiness of another.”
“I’ve been on FBI raids where I’ve seen things that no person should ever see,”
Kutcher went on to say,
“I’ve seen video content of a child that’s the same age as mine being raped by an American man that was a sex tourist in Cambodia. This child was so conditioned by her environment that she thought she was engaging in play”
“I’ve been on the other end of a phone call from my team asking for my help because we had received a call from the Department of Homeland Security telling us that a 7-year-old was being sexually abused and that content was being spread around the dark web. She had been abused and they’d watched her for three years, and they could not find the perpetrator — asking us for help. We were the last line of defense: an actor and his foundation were the last line of defense.”
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