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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.

Texas Dept. of Health and Human Services Refuses to Answer Questions About Anti-Porn Law's Mandatory 'Warnings'

The Texas Department of Health and Human Services has declined to confirm or deny whether the “health warnings” mandated by the state’s recent anti-porn age verification law are supported by any official documentation or statement produced by that office.

Las Vegas Health Dept. Now Offering Monkeypox Vaccine to All Sex Workers

The Southern Nevada Health District has officially expanded eligibility for its limited supply of monkeypox vaccines to “all sex workers of any gender identity and sexual orientation.”

Texas GOP Platform Declares Pornography a 'Public Health Hazard'

The Texas Republican Party adopted a new platform for 2022 at its state convention over the weekend, including a call for the state to officially “recognize that pornography is a public health hazard.”

The Atlantic Publishes Criticism of 'War on Porn' Tactics

The Atlantic published an opinion piece today that criticizes the ongoing War on Porn campaign and its attempts to shut down legal adult content on the internet.

FSC Issues Advisory Regarding New COVID Public Health Orders for California

Free Speech Coalition (FSC) has issued an advisory that seeks to clarify today's "stringent new public health orders" issued for the State of California and Los Angeles County.

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.

Ohio Latest State Victimized by 'Porn Is a Public Health Hazard' Hoax

Ohio is among the latest states to jump on the porn-as-public-health-hazard bandwagon, which has seen boilerplate legislation drafted by antiporn zealots shopped to gullible backers, state-by-state.

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 ·

L.A. Dept. of Public Health: Prop 60 Would Drive Adult Underground

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health says that Prop 60, the controversial Adult Film Initiative, "would further drive the adult entertainment industry underground or to places that offer few protections for adult film workers." While not a formal opposition to the measure or an endorsement, the analysis of the proposition was provided to the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors.

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.