There already have been several formal statements designating pornography as a public health hazard: by lawmakers in Utah, Republicans in Congress and South Carolina lawmakers, who have proposed a plan to require computer sellers to install blocking software.

Now, the state of Virginia may fall in line behind Utah in declaring pornography a “public health crisis.”

State Delegate Robert Marshall, R-Prince William, has proposed a resolution for the general assembly to recognize “the need for education, prevention, research, and policy change at the community and societal level in order to address the pornography epidemic that is harming the people of the commonwealth and the nation.”

The resolution does not advocate any kind of a ban or restriction.

But criticism of it has been swift anyway.

The far-left feminist site Jezebel smirked about Marshall wanting to restrict what “may be the only thing some of us are still enjoying at the tale [sic] end of 2016.”

An editorial at the Richmond Times-Dispatch, republished in the libertarian Reason magazine, called the resolution “problematic,” insisting it is not the government’s business.

Read more at WND