State lawmaker uses office to warn public over porn

Wednesday, October 9, 2019
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Charlie Butts (OneNewsNow.com)

man using computer in dark roomA state lawmaker is serious about challenging the problem of pornography.

Ohio State Rep. Jena Powell has introduced House Resolution 180 which declares pornography a public health hazard. 

Powell tells OneNewsNow the resolution is intended to educate the public on just how dangerous pornography has become, especially to women and children.

“So, to begin with,” she says, “we're just trying to say this public health crisis is in relation to the increase in sex trafficking and the abuse of women and minors.”

Statistics show Ohio ranks fourth in the nation for trafficking of women and children, and pornography helps drive that seedy, underground industry.

When the state lawmaker and staff members researched the problem, they accumulated 500 pages of research about the negative consequences of pornography.

“Most people also don't realize that a child is exposed to pornography for the first time between the ages of 7 and 11 years old,” she advises. “And the earlier people view pornography, the more negative effects it has on them and society as a whole.”

If a person is addicted to porn, they are 50 percent more likely to seek a divorce.

Powell, who represents the state's 80th District, was elected at age 24 in 2018. She co-sponsored the state's heartbeat bill earlier this year. 

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