The ‘Cartel for Social and Moral Action’

Among those defending ‘public decency’, the ‘Cartel for Social and Moral Action’ was noticeably active.
The decree of 1939 in favour of protecting the family and natality, then the law of July 1949, were the results of its actions.
The Cartel was the descendent of the anti-pornographic lobby founded by republican Protestants in 1886.
Its leaders were influential citizens who scrutinized books, films and plays in search of immoral content. 
Among them was a fervent Christian named Daniel Parker. A man of many causes, in favour of wide repression, he authored Les Trafiquants de femmes. Leurs méthodes de recrutement (1938) and La Démoralisation de la jeunesse par les publications périodiques (1949).