The Pink Cross Foundation has partnered with the AIDS Healthcare Foundation in their filing of formal complaints with the California Department of Industrial Relations (the Division of Occupational Safety and Health) over the non-use of condoms in the porn industry.
Of the 58 films viewed, only 2 showed the use of condoms. These films were made by 16 California-based porn companies.
Of course representatives of the porn industry think differently. Steve Hirsch, founder of Vivid Entertainment, does not believe the adult industry should be held to the same bodily fluid regulations as a hospital. He believes if LA enforces the current law, the adult industry may very well leave California.
For more information about the health concerns, read more in the LA Times and NBC LA. While these articles and videos are not explicit, they mention adult themes. Reader discretion is advised.
If you want to support the Pink Cross in its initiatives, help them by contacting elected officials, donating to the Pink Cross, or praying for their ministry.
“…if LA enforces the current law…”
Cynic that I am, the words “fat” and “chance” ran through my head upon reading that.
Based on the information provided by “Breaking Free” guest author, Shelley Lubben, the issue is no mere anti-porn tactic on the part of California. People are dying.
Even with the use of condoms, the chance of death is still high. According to statistics provided by Planned Parenthood, condoms fail to prevent pregnancy at a rate of approximately 12-15%. That’s a failure to block sperm 1 out of every six sexual events, not to mention HIV and other STD organisms.
1 out of 6 = Russian Roulette. Hardly adequate protection, yet the porn industry refuses to provide or insist upon minimal protection for its employees. We call that exploitation in 3rd world countries. Here? “1st Amendment rights.”