February 21, 2018

Victory! FL House Declares Pornography a Public Health Risk

This is big news: the Florida House passed a resolution declaring pornography a public health risk. Rep. Ross Spano sponsored the resolution and fought hard for its passage. We are so grateful for his dedication to this mission and for his leadership.Sexual exploitation is a scourge on our society and carefully vetted research shows clearly how pornography fuels other forms of sexual exploitation. 

Please thank Rep. Spano on Twitter and Facebook for what he’s doing to defend dignity and promote the truth about the harms of pornography in our public discourse.  

Here are some suggested tweets:

Thank you, Rep. @RossSpano, for your leadership in working to protect women, men, and children from the harms of pornography! #PornHarms Click To Tweet

Thank you, Rep. @RossSpano, for your dedication and work in the Florida House to pass a resolution declaring pornography a public health risk. The research supports you and we support you. #PornHarms Click To Tweet

There are reams of peer-reviewed research on the harms of pornography to relationships, the brain, and physical, psychological, and emotional health. Our opponents in this fight have been working hard to debunk and discredit this valid research. 

But with equal vigor and determination, we will continue to work to promote the truth about pornography. You can learn more about these efforts and delve into the facts at PeopleNotPorn.com. We are so glad to have Rep. Ross Spano fighting on our side and making significant progress in the state of Florida! 

Dawn Hawkins

Senior Vice President and Executive Director

Dawn Hawkins is a passionate abolitionist and defender of human rights who has dedicated her life to fighting against societal harms that threaten the dignity of others. Her energy, creativity and mobilization skills have revived the anti-pornography movement and her intentional emphasis on the intersectionality of forms of sexual exploitation has proven a unique and effective strategy for curbing them.


As Sr. Vice President and Executive Director of the National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE), Mrs. Hawkins has developed a global strategy uniting more than 300 women’s rights, conservative, child advocacy, medical professionals, law enforcement, and religious groups, including a bipartisan political leadership, to work together in raising awareness of the connections between all forms of sexual exploitation. Her initiatives have lead to sweeping policy changes of policies that foster exploitation for targets such as Google, Hilton Worldwide, Comcast, Walmart, and the Department of Defense. Through her leadership, NCOSE has grown a network reaching hundreds of thousands of people all over the world. Mrs. Hawkins has appeared on many local and national television programs, including CNN, Fox & Friends, and Good Morning America. She regularly authors articles and speaks around the country addressing the public health harms of pornography, curbing demand for sex trafficking, protecting children and families in our digital world, and more.

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