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The Republican Party's official platform now includes a warning that Internet pornography "has become a public health crisis that is destroying the life of millions." (The platform has not yet been finalized.)

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From the new platform amendment: “We encourage states to continue to fight this public menace and pledge our commitment to children's safety and well-being." The GOP will discuss the issue at the RNC convention the week of July 18.
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Some argue the GOP stance is puritanical, demonizes normal sexual desire, and is totally out of touch with modern culture.
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But some agree, especially when it comes to kids and the ease of Internet access.
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Many criticized the amendment as a ridiculous issue for the GOP to focus on, especially when contrasted with urgent issues facing the country like gun violence, racism, and economic inequality.
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But many argue that porn encourages sexual violence and exploits women, and that opposing it is actually a feminist issue.
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Others argue there's little science behind the idea of addiction to pornography.
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There are certainly many people who say that porn addiction has ruined their relationships. Alexander Rhodes started a website for Internet porn addicts that now has about one million unique visitors each month. Doesn't that signify a problem?
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GOP platform calls porn a ‘public health crisis.’ Are they right?
#GOPRightOnPorn
A festive crown for the winner
#GOPWrongOnPorn