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One Year Ago: The First State Declared Pornography a Public Health Crisis

One year ago today I joined Utah Governor Herbert and other allies at the historic signing of the first state resolution declaring pornography a public health crisis. Since then, South Dakota and Arkansas have passed the resolution, and it is being considered right now in half a dozen additional states. Even the Canadian Parliament passed […]

Issue: Pornography Harms

Behind the Scenes of the Canadian Committee Investigating the Harms of Pornography

Guest Post courtesy of Strength To Fight—a Canadian-based group dedicated to addressing the harms of pornography. Across the Western world, politicians, health professionals, and the public are beginning to wake up to the reality that pandemic pornography use is doing enormous damage to the fabric of society. Marriages are collapsing under the weight of compulsive […]

Issue: Pornography Harms

Arkansas Just Declared Pornography a Public Health Crisis

Arkansas elected officials have passed a resolution formally recognizing the public health harms of pornography. “We are in the midst of a digital and sexual health revolution,” said Dawn Hawkins, Executive Director of the National Center on Sexual Exploitation. “Personal stories from millennials who experienced negative side effects from exposure to Internet pornography at a […]

Issue: Pornography Harms

Virginia Resolution Recognizing Harms of Pornography Moves Forward!

Major Update: the Virginia State House just passed the Virginia resolution recognizing the harms of pornography, similar to the one passed in Utah and South Dakota, with an overwhelming majority of 82-8. The resolution will now move on to the Virginia State Senate. This decision by the Virginia State House also follows on the heels […]

Issue: Pornography Harms

South Dakota Unanimously Declared Pornography a Public Health Crisis

Major victory: South Dakota is recognizing the public health harms of pornography. On January 31 2017 the resolution declaring a pornography a public health crisis passed the South Dakota House 65-0 after having already passed the South Dakota Senate earlier on a 35-0 vote! South Dakota is the second state in the United States to […]

Issue: Pornography Harms

South Dakota’s Senate Just Declared Pornography a Public Health Crisis

South Dakota senators have unanimously passed a resolution declaring pornography a public health crisis. This non-binding resolution was based on the model resolution written by the National Center on Sexual Exploitation. The term “public health crisis” is used to broadly define both physical and social problems—from cigarette smoking to bullying—and it unequivocally applies to pornography, […]

Issue: Pornography Harms

The Porn Industry Chooses Profits Over Basic Protections to Performers Health

Proposition 60, a California ballot proposition which would have required that condoms be used and visible in all pornographic films, failed to pass last week. This was a loss for human rights, and a loss for public health. Pornography is causing a public health crisis in America, and the negative effects are felt by not only pornography […]

Issue: Pornography Harms

Podcast Episode: Is Porn Really a Public Health Crisis?

Utah passed a formal state resolution declaring pornography a public health crisis in the summer of 2016, then that fall the RNC added the same language to its official republican platform, and presidential nominee at the time of this recording wrote a letter to the organization Enough is Enough stating that she is supportive of […]

Issue: Pornography Harms

Pamela Anderson Says Porn is “a Public Hazard”

Former Baywatch star and Playboy model Pamela Anderson is speaking out against pornography. In a Wall Street Journal op-ed, co-written with Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, Pamela Anderson criticized pornography for its  “corrosive effects on a man’s soul and on his ability to function as husband and, by extension, as father.” She didn’t hold any punches, citing disgraced former politician Anthony […]

Issue: Pornography Harms

The GOP is Moving to Declare Pornography a Public Health Crisis

The debate on the harms of pornography has officially hit the national political stage. Tuesday, the Republican National Committee affirmed an amendment to its platform declaring pornography a public health crisis. The full draft of the platform will be sent to the floor of the convention next week. The National Center on Sexual Exploitation commends […]

Issue: Pornography Harms

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