Resolution calling porn a public health hazard moves ahead in Utah House

Resolution calling porn a public health hazard moves ahead in Utah House

After passing the state Senate with ease, a resolution calling pornography a public health hazard appears set for smooth sailing in the House.

The resolution’s sponsor, Sen. Todd Weiler, R-Woods Cross, has drawn national attention for his resolution stating that pornography is creating “a public health crisis.”

At a House Health and Human Services Committee hearing Thursday, Weiler played clips from “The View” and talked about coverage of the resolution from CNN and the New York Daily News.

“The world is watching what we’re doing with this resolution, and I couldn’t be more thrilled,” he said.

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SCR9 states that pornography contributes to the hypersexualization of teens, increases the demand for sex trafficking and has stoked “desire among adolescents to engage in risky sexual behavior.”

Weiler said the research to back up the resolution’s claims mostly come from a symposium organized by the National Center on Sexual Exploitation, formerly known as Morality in Media Inc.

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