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"Is Porn Really a 'Public Health Crisis'?

We asked Republicans about their party platform position.

The Republican Party's 2016 platform states that pornography "has become a public health crisis that is destroying the lives of millions" and "we encourage states to continue to fight this public menace and pledge our commitment to children's safety and well-being."

Reason's Elizabeth Nolan Brown talked to some of the attendees at the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland to find out what they think.

Produced by Alex Manning. Hosted by Elizabeth Brown

About 2 minutes.

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  • Crusty Juggler||

    It is if you could see what it did to my penis (aka The Party Platform). Porn is dangerous.

  • Chipper Morning Wood||

    Everyone knows the Party Platform is completely impotent.

  • Crusty Juggler||

    But it seems important!

  • colorblindkid||

    I do think excessive amounts of porn can be bad for men's psychological health, but that doesn't mean the government should do anything about it. Also, this is another area where the stupid conservatives are finding themselves on the same side as the stupid intersectional feminists. It's funny that they hate each other so much but are seeking more and more of the same goals.

  • bacon-magic||

    Pics ENB?

  • True Scottsman||

    Strangely on topic. Good job anonbot.

  • qjkxbmwvz||

    Wait, porn is destroying the lives of millions? Really? Millions? I would've said trillions. Of sperm.

  • Hank Phillips||

    Do mystical bigots even know the definition of a health hazard? It is something that increases the probable death rate in a given population, like prohibition and income taxes, instituting coercive censorship at gunpoint, banning clean needles, shutting down reactors, forcing women to reproduce or replacing the CDC with good-faith healers...

  • LV||

    Yes, lack of access to porn is a Crisis though I think they don't know the meaning of the word "Crisis".

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