Utah: Pornography Called A Public Health Crisis http://abc13.com/news/pornography-called-a-public-health-crisis/1300327/ Utah legislators and anti-pornography advocates say pornography is more than a religious issue. A host of speakers including Gov. Gary Herbert spoke Tuesday during a ceremonial signing of a state resolution declaring pornography a public health crisis. They said it warps children's minds, damages mental health, undermines marriages and contributes to sexual violence. Herbert compared porn to drugs and alcohol, warning that "there's a particular psychological and physiological detriment that comes from addiction to pornography." The non-binding declaration in the predominantly Mormon state of Utah doesn't ban anything, but echoes concerns raised by many conservative religious groups as porn becomes more accessible on smartphones and tablets.