Help Support Utah: Legislators Considering Resolution on Pornography as a Public Health Crisis

resolution introduced in the Utah State Legislature on Friday seeks to declare pornography a “public health hazard” and urges education and policy change to battle it. We, of course, applaud this effort and hope that similar resolutions will be passed in all states.

Here’s our take on this resolution (ACTION STEPS LISTED BELOW!):

It is beyond an individual or family’s ability to handle the harms and consequences of pornography on their own, so we must call on everyone to tackle this issue. The mounting research is clear. Today’s hardcore pornography is significantly linked to:

As pornography shapes the sexual templates of rising generations, violence and abuse of women and children becomes normalized, along with the notion that is ok to buy and sell women for sex.

Experts have framed pornography as a public health crisis for years and this past summer, members of the U.S. Congress were educated on these realities in a Capitol Symposium hosted by our organization.

If we want to curb child sexual exploitation, the rape culture, or the rise in demand for trafficked women and children, we must start addressing the fact that pornography is the cornerstone of sexual violence.

ACTION ALERT: Share your story!

Email your personal testimony of the harms of pornography to [email protected] and we will submit the testimonies to the UT Legislature. All will be shared anonymously.

Learn more about Pornography: A Public Health Crisis here

The Numbers


NCOSE leads the Coalition to End Sexual Exploitation with over 300 member organizations.


The National Center on Sexual Exploitation has had over 100 policy victories since 2010. Each victory promotes human dignity above exploitation.


NCOSE’s activism campaigns and victories have made headlines around the globe. Averaging 93 mentions per week by media outlets and shows such as Today, CNN, The New York Times, BBC News, USA Today, Fox News and more.



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