These 16 U.S. States Passed Resolutions Recognizing Porn As A Public Health Issue

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Recently there has been a movement in the United States to shine a light on the research that’s increasingly showing the harmful effects of porn. When a local government chooses to acknowledge pornography as a threat to society, we understand that 1) people are advocating the issue enough to gain the attention of local leaders, and 2) local leaders are equipped to efficiently implement valuable resources (i.e. information, education, awareness, etc.) to further advocate against the threat.

These state-level declarations are formally recognized as state “resolutions,” and act to emphasize state-level opinion and action. State resolutions are not enforceable by law, but act as a shared expression of concern, support, action, understanding.

When a Governor signs a state resolution to declare pornography an issue of public health concern, they are not banning pornography or punishing its consumers. Instead, they are giving a platform to the research and declaring an emphasis on the issue to develop and promote resources to educate and protect citizens and communities. Pretty cool, right?

Keep in mind, again, these are resolutions, not bills. Contrary to many people’s initial thoughts when hearing about this piece of legislation, the resolution has never proposed to ban or restrict pornography in any way, but to simply recognize it as an issue that needs resources for education and awareness on its harmful effects.

Rather than taking away adults’ rights to consume porn, the resolutions put these states better in positions to promote the science and research that show porn’s negative effects on individuals, relationships, and society. The goal of these resolutions is to limit the spread of this national porn issue we are experiencing, similar to when our country controlled access to tobacco and advertising for it when evidence began showing it was harmful.

To see the full article and what states have passed these resolutions visit https://fightthenewdrug.org/here-are-the-states-that-have-passed-resolutions/.

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Dave ScrivenComment