Pornography is a public health crisis according to Utah Gov. Gary R. Herbert who has since signed two pieces of legislation that will facilitate the fighting of a sexually toxic environment caused by porn.  The two bills will help in bringing Pornography angers to light an especially where the young minds are involved.

Apparently, Utah becomes the first state in the nation to make such a declaration through the resolution introduced by Republican state Senator Todd Weiler in January 2015 and which was passé last month.

The bill clearly states that the advancement in technology   and the universal availability of the Internet has led to the exposure of hard core stuff now considered mainstream, pornography. The resolution is now calling for increased education, prevention, research, and policy change that will help in combating it.

At the signing ceremony of the two measures, Herbert urged citizens to heed to the voice of warning citing that there is a real health risk associated with pornography viewing. He actually likened it to drugs and alcohol that more often than not tempt the youths.

The bill further outlines how pornography associates violence toward women and children with sex and pain with desire. It particularly has detrimental effects on women who are viewed as objects and commodities for anyone’s use.

Herbert’s efforts to combat porn have been well received by the Anti-pornography group, the Utah Coalition Against Pornography. On its Facebook page it cites that the resolution signing marks a time to recognize an celebrate a new beginning.

Well, the resolution is non-binding hence it does not have punishing powers. Besides, it does not ban pornography in the state. Nevertheless, Communities must mobilize to limit its access. Weiler has actually sent a plea calling on everyone to play a role in protecting children from evil, degrading, addictive, and harmful substance.

And while applauding British Prime Minister David Cameron for meaning the installation of family-friendly filters by default for most new Internet subscribers, Weiler also urged other states to embrace a similar legislation

The bill has also received strong back up from Dawn Hawkins, the executive director of National Center on Sexual Exploitation in Washington.