Anti-Porn Bills Advance in 3 States

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Bill takes aim at the source of a ‘public health crisis’

(Anne Schindler, WTLV) A bill labeling pornography a “public health crisis” that is both “biologically addictive” and the root of a slew of criminal behaviors, has been introduced before the Florida Legislature. 

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The resolution calls for additional “prevention and policy changes” to combat the negative impacts of pornography – which, according to the bill, include mental illness, eating disorders and “a reluctance to enter into marriage” …

Porn star August Ames committed suicide in December after being harassed on social media and accused of being homophobic over her refusal to  perform sex acts with bisexual male actors. PHOTO: © Glenn Francis, www.PacificProDigital.com, CC

The bill is co-sponsored by State Rep. Clay Yarborough – who is no stranger to wanting to quash what he considers sexual content.

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“What I know is pornography is a big problem in our society and our state and our city,” Yarborough told First Coast News. 

“Whatever we can do to combat that and protect children and prevent the objectification of women and future violent behavior that can result from exposure to that long-term, that’s something I’m going to support.” 

Other states including Utah and Tennessee have passed similar resolutions. Read the full story at First Coast News.

Featured images: © Glenn Francis, www.PacificProDigital.com; Luke Ford, CC

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