One could easily make this argument with alcohol consumption among minors. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), “excessive drinking is responsible for more than 4,300 deaths among underage youth each year.”

The CDC also notes that “young drivers (ages 16-20) are 17 times more likely to die in a crash when they have a blood alcohol concentration of .08% than when they have not been drinking.” Unfortunately, there are a disturbing number of minors dying from driving while intoxicated.

It is illegal for minors to drink alcohol, but it happens anyway. If we are going to ban porn because it could harm children, why aren’t people like Matt Walsh arguing for the banning of alcohol? After all, pornography is damaging to both children and adults, but it does not kill those who consume it.

Of course, there is also the problem of punishment.