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Two More States Have Declared Porn a Public Health Crisis

BY RELEVANT CURRENT February 16, 2017

South Dakota and Virginia have recently passed new measures, joining Utah as states that now view porn as a public health crisis.

South Dakota’s SCR4 resolution passed unanimously among state lawmakers, saying that children are being exposed to porn “at an alarming rate,” while noting that it is also “linked to a lessening desire in young persons to marry.”

The measure in Virginia calls for more “education, prevention, research, and policy change at the community and societal level in order to address the pornography epidemic that is harming the people of the Commonwealth and the nation.” The measure also says porn is responsible for “lessening desire in young men to marry, dissatisfaction in marriage and infidelity.”

Earlier last year, a Utah measure labeled porn “evil, degrading, addictive and harmful.”

Each of the measures seeks to increase awareness about the dangers linked to porn as well as help lawmakers better understand issues linked to porn consumption.

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