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Senate Committee Hears Emotional Testmony Supporting Anti-Porn Resolution

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Brian Grimmett
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KUER

Members of a senate committee heard overwhelming support for a resolution that would declare a public health crisis due to the affects of pornography on Friday. 

Republican Senator Todd Weiler’s proposed resolution wouldn’t ban anything, but if passed, the state would officially declare pornography a public health hazard that hurts society. Weiler, who is Mormon, said it isn’t just a religious or right wing issue. “This is actually based on real research and real science,” he told the Senate Health and Human Services Committee.

Dr. Adam Moore works as a marriage and family therapist in Provo. “We have seen over 1,000 individuals, couples and families in two and a half years, in Provo alone, who are seeking support for pornography-related issues,” he said.

Committee members heard emotional testimony from the public, including recovering addict and victim of abuse Coryn Carver.

“The impact has destroyed my life,” she told members of the committee. “It made me feel insecure; I compared myself to other women. I married men that were porn addicts who then proceeded to beat me and drag me and degrade me.”

The resolution passed the Senate Health and Human Services Committee unanimously. It now moves to the full senate for consideration.

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