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Sen. Mike Lee Pushes Bill to Block Porn Sites from Kids

'Every day, we're learning more about the negative psychological effects pornography has on minors... '

(Jacob Bruns, Headline USA) Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, has pushed a bill to stop porn websites from targeting children as clientele, CNS News reported.

His bill would make it so that all porn websites would require age verification from consumers before accessing online pornography.

Lee’s bill will doubtless be unpopular with a DC crowd that has a great deal invested in the physical and psychological manipulation of the American population for the purpose of political ends.

Lee argued for his bill in a recent statement, arguing that to expose minors to pornography is effectively to get them addicted to something, possibly for good.

“Every day, we’re learning more about the negative psychological effects pornography has on minors,” he wrote. “Given the alarming rate of teenage exposure to pornography, I believe the government must act quickly to enact protections that have a real chance of surviving First Amendment scrutiny.”

He also pointed out that internet pornography sites have received favorable treatment for years despite the mass psychological damage they are dealing.

“We require age verification at brick-and-mortar shops,” he added. “Why shouldn’t we require it online?”

Lee’s bill, requiring an age verification system — “the least restrictive means” — would fall within the legal precedent set by the Supreme Court regarding pornography, meaning that the bill, if passed, would likely hold up to scrutiny in court.

His report also included the citation of research which revealed that 80% of American teens ages 12 to 17 have seen online pornography.

According to his report, such exposure causes damage “because of the unique psychological effects pornography has on minors, including anxiety, addiction, low self-esteem, body-image disorders, an increase in problematic sexual activity at younger ages, and an increased desire among minors to engage in risky sexual behavior.”

Numerous states have categorized pornography as a public health crisis, including Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, Florida, Idaho, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, Montana, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia and Texas.

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