April 21, 2016

TIME: Utah Governor Declares Pornography a Public Health Crisis

Original Source: Time

Author: Melissa Chan


“We realize this is a bold assertion … it is, in fact, the full-fledged truth”

Utah Gov. Gary Herbert on Tuesday signed a resolution that declared pornography a public health crisis.

Supporters of the resolution praised its passage while comparing the dangers of pornography to that of smoking. “I believe pornography will follow the trend of the tobacco industry in public perception,” Dawn Hawkins, executive director of the National Center on Sexual Exploitation, said in a statement. “Pornography today is pervasive and popular, similar to smoking in the 1950s, but as the harms become apparent, both the general public and elected officials will demand that a multi-disciplinary public health approach be implemented across the country to address it.”

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National Center on Sexual Exploitation

Founded in 1962, National Center on Sexual Exploitation is the leading national organization opposing pornography by highlighting the links to sex trafficking, violence against women, child abuse, addiction and more. The organization changed its name from Morality In Media to the National Center on Sexual Exploitation early in 2015 to better describe the organization’s scope and mission, which is to expose the seamless connection between all forms of sexual exploitation.

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