January 25, 2017

Baptist Press: Porn 'health hazard' resolutions considered in Tenn., Va.
 

Tennessee and Virginia would become the latest states in the U.S. to declare pornography a public health hazard under resolutions introduced in the states' legislatures.

Tennessee Senate Joint Resolution 35, which was filed in the state Senate Tuesday (Jan. 24), urges the state to "recognize pornography as a public health hazard leading to a broad spectrum of individual and public health impacts and societal harms." The resolution acknowledges the need for "education, prevention, research, and policy change at the community and societal level in order to address the epidemic" harming the state and nation...

...The Internet safety advocacy group Enough Is Enough® (EIE) called the resolution "part of a concerted effort to begin framing the issue as not merely a 'moral' issue, but a social issue with enormous costs that negatively impacts individuals and societies," Hughes said. "For over two decades, the Internet pornography industry has been able to succeed on the myth that pornography is just harmless fun."...

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