Most trafficking experts believe pornography helps to fuel demand. That belief is one reason anti-porn activists are up in arms over a recent incident that took place on a Delta Airlines flight.
Dawn Hawkins, executive director of Morality in Media, said she was flying to Texas in February when she noticed the passenger in front of her was viewing a child-themed pornographic film on his iPad.
When she asked him to shut it down he refused. The flight attendant also refused to intervene.
Hawkins told One News Now that Delta has since "been very positive," telling Morality in Media it does not allow passengers to view pornography.
MIM President Patrick Trueman said he'd like to see all airlines develop policies banning porn.
"If a man has pornographic material in his office or business, he can be sued for sexual harassment. Yet some airlines allow it on their planes or have no policy against it," Trueman said.
Morality in Media posted a YouTube video detailing the incident. It's gone viral with close to 200,000 hits.
But some viewers are attacking the company for opposing a public display of pornography.
"Twenty years ago you wouldn't have seen that. But the porn generation [is] growing up on a steady stream of porn and daily consumption," Trueman said. "They're converts to porn."
Morality in Media will soon release a listing of the major airlines that have anti-pornography policies.