Utah Becomes First State to Declare Pornography a Public Health Crisis

by | Apr. 19, 2016

Mormon Life

Thanks to the work of an LDS senator, who has been getting national attention for his resolution, Utah became the first state to declare pornography a public health crisis.

Utah became the first state in the country to declare pornography a public health crisis, and called on the industry and businesses Tuesday to help keep "evil, degrading, addictive" materials away from children.

Gov. Gary Herbert signed a resolution the state Legislature unanimously passed earlier this year calling for education, prevention, research and policy changes to address the pornography "epidemic."

"We realize this is a bold assertion," the governor said, acknowledging some would disagree that it has become a health crisis. "It is, in fact, the full-fledged truth."

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