Pornography is a big industry, especially in Southern California. It claims to generate $1 billion to $2 billion and provide as many as 10,000 jobs. But it's the few hundred performers who are the targets of Measure B on next month's LA County ballot. It would require condoms for all male performers, in the interests of preventing the spread of sexually transmitted disease. What would it take to enforce the new law? Would there still be an audience for the films? Would the industry leave town, taking away all those jobs? Would it work, or would a legal industry be pushed underground where the risks would be even greater? Public health and medical organizations support it, but it's divided business interests — and the performers themselves. On our rebroadcast of today's To the Point, the missing issues in the presidential campaign.
Measure B: Enforcing the Use of Condoms in Pornography
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