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Kentucky Republicans Revive 'Public Health Crisis' Claims to Justify Anti-Porn Bills

Republican lawmakers in the Kentucky House and Senate are renewing claims that adult content is part of a “public health crisis,” to justify introducing matching copycat versions of the age verification legislation being sponsored around the country by anti-porn religious conservative activists.

Public Health Scientist Debunks 'Porn Addiction,' Criticizes Political Abuse of Term

Influential Washington-based publication The Hill this week ran an opinion piece by a public health scientist, debunking the unscientific myth of “porn addiction” and criticizing its rampant political use — chiefly by religious conservatives — to justify anti-free-speech legislation.

American Journal of Public Health: Porn Is Not a Public Health Crisis

A peer-reviewed study by Boston University researchers published on Wednesday concluded that there is no actual "public health crisis" connected to pornography, and that efforts to get legislation passed in several U.S. states are driven by a religious agenda.

Bill Recognizing Porn as 'Public Health Crisis' Fails in Wyoming

A Wyoming bill that would have recognized porn as a “public health crisis” failed in the 2018 session of the state Legislature, which ended Friday.

Idaho to Contemplate Porn as a 'Public Health Crisis'

Now, an Idaho lawmaker wants to officially declare porn a “public health crisis” in his state.

Pa. Could Become 20th State to Declare Porn a Public Health Crisis

Pennsylvania’s House of Representatives took a step forward this week declaring online porn a public health crisis.

Fla. Bill Seeks to Declare Porn a 'Public Health Crisis'

A new bill introduced in Florida seeks to declare porn a “public health crisis.”


Porn ‘Public Health Crisis’ Is False, Dangerous

We are witnessing the early stages of a moral panic, the likes of which we have not seen since the Reagan Administration.

Eric Paul Leue ·

New Zealand Lawmakers to Weigh Whether Porn Is a 'Public Health Crisis'

A campaign to create new policy by viewing porn as a “public health crisis” will be heard on Wednesday at New Zealand’s Parliament.


So, What’s the Real ‘Public Health Crisis’?

In the month since the election, we’ve seen state after state rush to condemn or regulate adult content.

Eric Paul Leue ·

RNC Delegates May Declare Porn a 'Public Health Crisis'

As party delegates gather here to formulate their principles during the Republican National Convention, a subcommittee on healthcare, education and crime has approved an amendment that declares porn a “public health crisis.”

Utah House of Representatives Calls Porn a 'Public Health Crisis'

Anti-porn propagandists have scored a victory in their crusade of intolerance against free expression and consumer demand, with Utah’s House of Representatives passing a resolution that declares pornography to be a public health crisis.