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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

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

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

These Groups are Opposing Porn-Free Internet in Utah Libraries

Following Utah’s recent resolution declaring pornography a public health crisis, Utah legislators are seeking to protect children from exposure to pornography on the Internet at public libraries. Childhood exposure to pornography can have devastating effects, and public libraries must do their part to prevent it. Pornography decreases brain matter in areas related to decision making […]

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CNN: Utah Gov. Gary Herbert signs resolution calling porn a ‘health hazard’

Original Source: CNN Author: Forest Brown   A state with a national reputation for wholesomeness is taking aim at a medium with quite a different reputation: the pornography industry. Utah Gov. Gary R. Herbert signed two pieces of legislation on Tuesday that aim to combat what’s called “a sexually toxic environment” caused by porn. “Pornography […]

Issue: Pornography Harms

PRESS RELEASE: Utah Governor Signs Resolution Declaring Pornography a Public Health Crisis

Joint Press Conference with the National Center on Sexual Exploitation and State Senator Todd Weiler  Washington, DC – Today, in an official ceremony, Utah Governor Gary Herbert signed a resolution declaring pornography a public health crisis. This resolution, which passed unanimously through the Utah State Senate and House of Representatives, was drafted by the National […]

The Utah Resolution Calling Pornography a Public Health Crisis Passed the State House of Representatives

Utah has made another significant stride toward officially recognizing pornography as a public health crisis. A resolution introduced into the Utah State Legislature declaring pornography a public health crisis has passed the Utah House of Representatives and will soon be presented to Governor Gary Herbert for his signature. It is important for Utah to recognize […]

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Utah Resolution Declaring Pornography a Public Health Crisis Passes Committee!

The National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) is leading the national movement to address pornography as a public health crisis. After hosting a symposium on Capitol Hill last year to educate Congress on the harms of pornography, NCOSE drafted a resolution declaring pornography a public health crisis. That resolution is currently being considered by the […]

Issue: Pornography Harms

STATEMENT: Utah Legislators Consider Declaring Obscenity a Public Health Crisis

Statement by Dawn Hawkins, Executive Director of NCOSE Washington, DC – A resolution introduced in the Utah State Legislature seeks to declare pornography a “public health hazard” and urges education and policy change to battle it. The National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) commends this historic resolution and its call for policy changes, education, prevention, and research. “The […]

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