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Porn producers in uproar over new L.A. health ordinance
Life Site News ^ | November 9, 2012 | JOHANNA DASTEEL

Posted on 11/11/2012 12:48:30 PM PST by NYer

LOS ANGELES, November 9, 2012, (LifeSiteNews.com) – A referendum passed on Tuesday is drawing attention to the unhealthy conditions of the pornography industry—and how pornographers profit by placing young people at risk of diseases from syphilis to AIDS.

On November 6th, Los Angeles County voters passed a referendum requiring pornographers to wear condoms to cut an outbreak of disease.

Critics say porn producers, who make $14 billion a year, put money over safety by insisting that sex scenes with condoms don’t sell. 

The industry threatened to move its studios, 90 percent of the which are located in the San Fernando Valley, elsewhere. 

Although porn’s defenders say the films are harmless adult entertainment, the statistics show the harm the industry causes to its actors.

A study cited by the AIDS Healthcare Foundation, the group behind the measure, found that 97 percent of pornographic films are made without condoms and cites some staggering STD statistics to garner support for the measure:

- Compared to the Los Angeles community at-large, performers are up to 64 times more at-risk for gonorrhea and 34 times for Chlamydia.

- The annual prevalence rate of gonorrhea and chlamydia in the adult industry is estimated to be more than seven times higher than in the general population of sexually active adults.

- Women in the adult industry are at the highest risk of infection. For instance, three quarters of all cases of gonorrhea and chlamydia were reported in women during a four year period.

Industry producers claim their self-regulatory, required monthly STD tests render the condom mandate unnecessary. The AIDS Healthcare Foundation counters with, “Testing is not prevention. It is an established medical fact that testing does not prevent transmission of disease.” 

The “Yes on B” campaign was bolstered by the support of past and present industry actors. 

One male pornstar made headlines in 2010 when the industry temporarily shut down due to his contraction of HIV after a seven-month stint in the business.  Derrick Burts, originally known in the headlines as “Patient Zeta” claims he contracted the virus on set.

The industry halted productions again this August, when producers found out a male performer had been hiding positive syphilis test for weeks. The scare came in the midst of campaign season, bringing more attention to Measure B.

The newly passed measure will require industry titans to pay filming permits, which cost $11,000 for two years. The permit fees will finance regular inspections to ensure compliance with the new regulation.

Porn producers claimed the measure is unconstitutional. The Free Speech Coalition immediately announced plans to file a lawsuit to overturn the law on behalf of the “adult entertainment” industry.

Pornography production is only legal in California, New Hampshire and Nevada.  Nevada already has the condom mandate in place.

Patrick Trueman of Morality in Media told LifeSiteNews.com that the new ordinance only deals with the physical harms and ignores other lasting forms of damage. 

“While Measure B might provide a measure of protection for porn stars, it does nothing to protect the millions of consumers of porn,” said Trueman, Morality in Media’s president. “They suffer many consequences such as life-long addiction, broken marriages and relationships, broken dreams and destroyed lives. Scientific research on the effects of pornography is now overwhelming and the inescapable conclusion is, porn harms!”


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Government; US: California
KEYWORDS: condoms; pornography

1 posted on 11/11/2012 12:48:42 PM PST by NYer
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To: NYer

a pox on all their houses, they are tearing the American family apart along with their father satan


2 posted on 11/11/2012 12:49:24 PM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: wagglebee; little jeremiah

Moral absolutes ping.


3 posted on 11/11/2012 12:50:21 PM PST by NYer ("Before I formed you in the womb I knew you." --Jeremiah 1:5)
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To: NYer

Nothing but contempt for everyone involved.


4 posted on 11/11/2012 12:52:57 PM PST by Gay State Conservative (Ambassador Stevens Is Dead And The Chevy Volt Is Alive)
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To: NYer
gonorrhea and chlamydia

Commiecare™ should cover that.

5 posted on 11/11/2012 12:53:15 PM PST by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: NYer

Sure; let’s put a bandaid on a metastatic cancer. That’ll do the trick!


6 posted on 11/11/2012 12:54:06 PM PST by Albion Wilde (Why does the left have such a grip on this country? Because they worked for it. --Daniel Greenfield)
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To: NYer
Ya but are they union or non-union and if they are non, will they get the 28hr a week treatment that Applebee's and everyone else is going through to get around Obamacare... Now that would be a double Schadenfreude moment...
7 posted on 11/11/2012 12:54:27 PM PST by taildragger (( Tighten the 5 point harness and brace for Impact Freepers, ya know it's coming..... ))
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To: NYer

Where is the great and all knowing OSHA ?

You must wear your PPE !! (Personal Protective Equipment)

Zero tolerance and zero risk! Or your company will fined into bankruptcy.


8 posted on 11/11/2012 12:58:34 PM PST by DUMBGRUNT (The best is the enemy of the good!)
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To: NYer

San Francisco has room for more studios. As part of the base closure on Treasure Island, a gay movie studio films in one of the ex-military hangers.

Do they use condoms? I have no idea.


9 posted on 11/11/2012 1:03:20 PM PST by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: NYer
Porn is not new.


10 posted on 11/11/2012 1:10:03 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (The parasites now outnumber the producers.)
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To: NYer

It’s for the children, dontcha know.


11 posted on 11/11/2012 1:12:15 PM PST by gusty
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To: NYer

There goes Obama’s post-presidency career.


12 posted on 11/11/2012 1:13:02 PM PST by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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To: NYer

On November 6th, Los Angeles County voters passed a referendum requiring pornographers to wear condoms to cut an outbreak of disease.”

We are living in Bizaro World!


13 posted on 11/11/2012 1:22:41 PM PST by diamond6 (Pray........pray very hard!!)
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To: NYer

——Pornography production is only legal in California, New Hampshire and Nevada.  Nevada already has the condom mandate in place.——

I’m not sure about that.... I ran a distribution center next door to a porn studio in Tampa Florida....

Of course it may have been illegal....cops sure didn’t care...

Believe it or not, it is now a IRS building...and the building / Warehouse I ran is now a huge church....


14 posted on 11/11/2012 1:34:03 PM PST by Popman (November 7th...will be a good dafor America..)
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To: NYer

The Free Speech Coalition immediately announced plans to file a lawsuit to overturn the law on behalf of the “adult entertainment” industry.


I find it difficult to comprehend their definition of “speech.”


15 posted on 11/11/2012 1:41:40 PM PST by Rides_A_Red_Horse (If there is a war on women, the Kennedys are the Spec Ops troops.)
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To: DUMBGRUNT
OSHA! I shuddered and took an involuntary look over my shoulder.

Chipping paint? Where is your respirator? (and no respirators without an approved training course!)

Chainsaw? Where is your helemt and what is its expiration date? (and no chainsaw without an approved class!)

Taking a $*!t? No $*!t without correct wiping procedure!

Any and all accidents are preventable and unacceptable!

16 posted on 11/11/2012 1:42:29 PM PST by Wyrd bi ful ard (Gone Galt, 11/07/12)
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To: NYer

17 posted on 11/11/2012 1:45:01 PM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's bankruptcy: 2016)
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To: NYer

Just let the stupid perverts kill themselves and get it over with. Funny how they are upset when their own allies put a regulation on them.


18 posted on 11/11/2012 1:50:59 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: diamond6

The Prince of Darkness put this on the ballot to mock us.

Simply reading, considering and/or discussing the initiative violates the public conscience.

Insult to injury with LA’s vote for Obama.


19 posted on 11/11/2012 1:59:23 PM PST by reagandemocrat
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar
Porn is not new.

Neither is murder and prostitution. It doesn't make it good for society or the individuals involved just because it has been around for a while.

20 posted on 11/11/2012 2:02:38 PM PST by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: NYer

There are some notable medical issues that bear discussion. (I happen to despise nosy politicians even more than immoral porn).

1. Porn stars aren’t getting AIDS. Undoubtedly, they are tested regularly, but the reality is that they’re getting ordinary STDs. Of course unprotected anal sex with an infected man remains an effective way to transmit AIDS, and there is plenty of that in porn, but if the guy never receives anal sex (or shares needles), then he’ll never get it to pass on.

2. Comparing STD rates to the community, or sexually active adults (which includes marrieds) is junk science. The comparison is with active singles, or some such.

3. That 3/4 of cases are among women is also junk science, because we don’t know size of the male and female porn populations.

4. The male performer who says he got HIV on the job did gay porn.


21 posted on 11/11/2012 2:15:19 PM PST by Atlas Sneezed (Hold My Beer and Watch This!)
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To: NYer

“Los Angeles County voters passed a referendum requiring pornographers to wear condoms to cut an outbreak of disease.”

Shouldn’t it be the same for homosexuals? If not why not?
Homo’s spread more disease than pornographers and prostitutes
combined.


22 posted on 11/11/2012 2:30:51 PM PST by Slambat (The right to keep and bear arms. Anything one man can carry, drive or pull.)
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To: Popman
Believe it or not, it is now a IRS building

Not much of a change there, people are still getting screwed there...

Regards,
GtG

23 posted on 11/11/2012 2:46:38 PM PST by Gandalf_The_Gray (I live in my own little world, I like it 'cuz they know me here.)
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To: NYer

Since the rest of Hollywood is already here, They should come to GA to film

No Pun intended


24 posted on 11/11/2012 2:49:35 PM PST by JoshuaLawrenceChamberlain
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To: Libloather
CDC says cephalosporin-resistant gonorrhea showing up in 27 states. This is going to be the new AIDS, asymptomatic over a long infectious period, then leaving people untreatable, sterile, sick, and dead.

Let's get all the females from 12 to 52 on long-term hormonal implants. Let's give Planned Parenthood a hundred million dollars to scatter glitter over the "slut" concept for all the dear young Vagina-Americans. And then let's see if we can get the gonorrhea rate to double every six weeks.

Pretty soon all the girls will be sterile from untreated gonorrhea, and --- No conceptions! No pregnancies! No births!

In a generation, no future, no America, no more human life. It's much better than condoms, better than Abortion Rights! It's the Final Solution!

25 posted on 11/11/2012 3:30:35 PM PST by Mrs. Don-o ("So God gave them over to their stubborn hearts to follow their own devices." Psalm 81:12)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

It’s all a good measure of how angry the rest of the world really is with the US Constitution!!!!!!!


26 posted on 11/11/2012 3:33:32 PM PST by mo (If you understand, no explanation is needed. If you don't understand, no explanation is possible.)
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To: Slambat

“Shouldn’t it be the same for homosexuals? If not why not?”

difference between private bedrooms and commercial enterprise that can be publicly regulated


27 posted on 11/11/2012 3:47:18 PM PST by ari-freedom
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To: NYer

“While Measure B might provide a measure of protection for porn stars, it does nothing to protect the millions of consumers of porn,”

Condoms will take away much of the fantasy in porn. That’s a good start.


28 posted on 11/11/2012 3:50:46 PM PST by ari-freedom
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To: reagandemocrat

“Simply reading, considering and/or discussing the initiative violates the public conscience.”

If the ballot measure wasn’t there, the $14 billion industry would still exist.


29 posted on 11/11/2012 3:53:21 PM PST by ari-freedom
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To: ari-freedom

True. But regardless how we voted, the ballot measure made us all complicit in the porn industry.


30 posted on 11/11/2012 8:53:32 PM PST by reagandemocrat
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To: Popman

*** I ran a distribution center next door to a porn studio in Tampa Florida....

Believe it or not, it is now a IRS building****

So no change was there.


31 posted on 11/11/2012 9:13:12 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (The parasites now outnumber the producers.)
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To: Gandalf_The_Gray

Darn it! Beat me to it!


32 posted on 11/11/2012 9:14:36 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (The parasites now outnumber the producers.)
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