Florida House Of Representatives Declared Pornography A Health Risk

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Lawmakers in Florida declared on Tuesday Pornography as a health risk.

Florida’s House of Representatives called for education, research, and policy changes to protect Florida citizens — especially teenagers — from pornography, according to the Associated Press.

“Research has found a correlation between pornography use and mental and physical illnesses, difficulty forming and maintaining intimate relationships, unhealthy brain development and cognitive function, and deviant, problematic or dangerous sexual behavior,” Republican Rep. Ross Spano told the state’s House Health & Human Services Committee in January.

This comes after the the Florida legislators rejected the ban on large-capacity magazines and weapons such as the AR-15, which was used by Florida high school shooter Nikolas Cruz to kill students and teachers at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.

Democrat, Rep. Carlos Guillermo Smith questioned why the House chose not to prioritize the epidemic of gun violence.

“He was saying porn as a health risk was more important to address here in the Florida Legislature than the epidemic of gun violence,” Smith told the AP. “I’m not aware there’s a base of voters who are losing sleep every night over the epidemic of pornography as a public health crisis.”