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Sen. Todd Weiler’s mission to make porn a public health crisis




FILE - In this March 2, 2015 file photo, Republican Sen. Todd Weiler speaks on the senate floor at the Utah state Capitol in Salt Lake City. Weiler, wants to declare pornography a public health crisis, echoing an argument being made around the U.S. by conservative religious groups as porn becomes more accessible on smartphones and tablets. Utah lawmakers are scheduled to discuss the resolution Friday, Feb. 5, 2016 in a legislative hearing. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
FILE - In this March 2, 2015 file photo, Republican Sen. Todd Weiler speaks on the senate floor at the Utah state Capitol in Salt Lake City. Weiler, wants to declare pornography a public health crisis, echoing an argument being made around the U.S. by conservative religious groups as porn becomes more accessible on smartphones and tablets. Utah lawmakers are scheduled to discuss the resolution Friday, Feb. 5, 2016 in a legislative hearing. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
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Utah State Senator Todd Weiler is a man on a mission against pornography.  

He recently introduced a legislative resolution that would make Utah the first state to consider adult content a public health crisis.

That would make porn akin to cigarettes and obesity.

The proposal passed a health review committee Friday with no dissenting votes. It now heads to the Senate floor. 

Take Two spoke with the senator about his legislation.

Licensed marriage and family therapist Marty Klein weighed in afterwards.

Press the blue play button above to hear Senator Todd Weiler.

Click the blue link below that to hear marriage and family therapist Marty Klein respond.

 



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