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Is it illegal to read or write a sexually explicit text that

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Is it illegal to read or write a sexually explicit text that clearly has child pornography?

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No, it is not per se illegal. Written pornography obviously does not depict the actual abuse of children, and does not foster the market for such abuse, except in the sort of attenuated way that the Supreme Court has already found unconvincing. See Ashcroft v. Free Speech Coalition, 535 U.S. 234, 250 (2002). Even pornography that has the virtual abuse of children or adults that are acting as children is not illegal. Only that which depicts the actual abuse of children is illegal.

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