Published: Friday, March 1 2013 6:45 p.m. MST
Utah mom takes stand against pornography before Legislature
"SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Legislature took a step toward regulating sexually explicit images, acknowledging that such images may cause long-term harm to unsuspecting viewers.
The Senate Health and Human Services Committee approved a joint resolution on the matter Monday that "recognizes the strong negative impact of gateway pornography on brain development in children, and urges parents and concerned citizens to consider ways to mitigate its effects," according to the proposed legislation.
A Utah mom brought the issue to lawmakers after spending years poring over varous scholarly journal articles and other materials regarding the perceived effects pornography might have on the developing minds of young children."
S.J.R. 15 Joint Resolution Regarding the Impact of Adult Images on Children's Development
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JOINT RESOLUTION REGARDING THE IMPACT OF 2 ADULT IMAGES ON CHILDREN'S DEVELOPMENT 3 2013 GENERAL SESSION 4 STATE OF UTAH, 5 Chief Sponsor: Todd Weiler, 6 House Sponsor: Curtis Oda
9 General Description:
10 This joint resolution of the Legislature recognizes the strong negative impact of
11 gateway pornography on brain development in children and urges parents and
12 concerned citizens to consider ways to mitigate its effects.
13 Highlighted Provisions:
14 This resolution:
15 < recognizes the strong negative impact of soft-core or gateway pornography on brain
16 development in children; and
17 < urges parents and concerned citizens to consider ways to mitigate the exposure of
18 children to gateway pornography.
19 Special Clauses:
Senate passes resolution warning Utahns about effects of porn on kids