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Who Will Stop Porn-a-Geddon?

Utah State Senator Todd Weiler believes that pornography is dangerous; even to the point of being as addictive as heroin. Weiler was able to convince his colleagues in the legislature to declare pornography a public health crisis. The porn resolution that Senator Weiler was able to get passed claims that pornography affects brain development in young people and can lead to sex trafficking, infidelity, and a generation of young men who don’t want to get married.

The resolution calls for education, prevention and research into the epidemic of porn. It also says that Utah should seek some unspecified policy change with regard to pornography. The resolution has no force of law but could lead to efforts to ban things considered harmful.

There are those however who take issue with Senator Weiler and his colleagues who voted for the resolution.  Some researchers say that there is no evidence that pornography is harmful or in the least bit addictive. Some say that resolutions like Weiler’s are hypocritical when legislatures are unwilling to fund or otherwise support public health programs that seek to stem the growing numbers of sexually transmitted disease cases or effective sex education in public school.  Porn addiction may not be a reality but drug addiction is clearly a public health issue toward which not enough education and funding  is dedicated.  

The next “What Do You Think, Utah?” that will be taking place on Wednesday, July 27th at The Club at 50 West at 7:00pm. 

Our guests will be…

     – Todd Weiler: Utah State Senator, District 23

     – Pamela Atkinson: Chairwoman of the Utah Coalition Against Pornography

     – Dr. Rob Butters: University of Utah College of Social Work

Come participate in the show live. Let YOUR voice be heard! The panel takes place on Wednesday, July 27th at The Club at 50 West. Doors open at 6:00pm, and the discussion goes from 7:00 to 8:00pm. Food and drink are available for purchase, must be 21 to enter. 

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