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Sweeping vote in Utah labels porn dangerous to public health

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Utah’s state legislature recently passed a resolution warning about the harm pornography does to individuals, families and society.

The resolution says that the state legislature “recognizes that pornography is a public health hazard leading to a broad spectrum of individual and public health impacts and societal harms.”

Susan Dennin, a spokesperson for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Salt Lake City, said the move “affirms our belief in the inviolable dignity of the human person revealed fully in Christ and the gift of human sexuality and marriage in God’s plan.”

She told CNA March 14 that the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops had discussed this topic in their November 2015 document “Create in Me a Clean Heart: A Pastoral Response to Pornography.”

The Utah House of Representatives passed the resolution March 11 near the close of its legislative session. The Utah Senate had approved the bill in February by a unanimous vote of 24-0.

The resolution charges that pornography perpetuates “a sexually toxic environment” and contributes to the “hyper-sexualization” of young children and teens. It is critical towards technological advances that have made it easier for young children to access pornography.

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