Mo. GOP Guv Candidate: Liberal ‘War On Women’ May Lead To Child Porn

A Republican candidate for governor in Missouri and former speaker of the state House on Saturday suggested that liberals’ advocacy for “sexual permissiveness” may lead to the acceptance of child pornography.

During an appearance at the Educational Policy Conference in St. Louis, Catharine Hanaway discussed the “war on women.”

“So, the liberals want to talk about conservatives waging a war on women. But, think about what they talk about. When their chief criticism of conservatives, the chief criticism is that we stand up for the sanctity of life. That because we are pro-life we are somehow against women,” Hanaway said, according to audio highlighted by Salon. “And I am here to say that their culture of permissiveness towards sexual activity is the real war on women.”

She then claimed that this “culture of sexual permissiveness” has led to more unmarried women having children. And she argued that culture has “impoverished” women and children.

“How is that culture good for women and children?” she asked.

Hanaway then said she worries that this culture pushed by liberals may eventually come with additional negative consequences.

“But it goes a step further,” she said. “So, if you pursue this course that sexual permissiveness is to be valued, which is the liberal framework, and that you should protect sexual permissiveness through abortions and other things, you lead to a conclusion where every sexual preference is acceptable.”

Hanaway said that while she believes most Americans still think “those who have a sexual preference for children are evil,” the liberal cultural of “sexual permissiveness” may eventually lead people to accept child pornography.

“What concerns me is the slide in our culture that says, ‘Hey, everything is okay and so why should just having a picture of something be a crime?’ Because to possess child pornography is a crime. ‘Why should that be a crime?’ Well, it should be a crime,” she said.

Listen to the audio via Progress Missouri:

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