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Rick Santorum promises to "vigorously enforce" ban on pornography

Rick Santorum says he will outlaw pornography if he becomes president.
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Republican presidential candidate and former US Senator Rick Santorum said that gay marriage should not be taught as 'equal' to heterosexual marriage in school curriculum. (Steve Pope/AFP/Getty Images)

Republican lawmaker David Albo recently joked that his wife refused sex with him because of his stance on a controversial anti-abortion bill. But things could get worse for Republican lawmakers. If GOP candidate Rick Santorum becomes president, then watching other people have sex may also become off-limits.

In a new statement on his website, Santorum tells his supporters that they should expect a war on pornography if he is elected, the New York Daily News reported today

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"Rick Santorum believes that federal obscenity laws should be vigorously enforced," says a statement on Santorum's website. Santorum also accuses the Obama administration of turning a blind eye "to those who wish to preserve our culture from the scourge of pornography."

But would such a ban even be possible to enforce? UCLA law professor Eugene Volokh said there's a chance.

“It wouldn’t be that difficult to close down a lot of the relatively visible websites that are used for the distribution of pornography, if they’re in the United States,” Volokh told the Daily Caller

With 12 percent of websites on the internet dedicated to pornography, according to an infographic by the OnlineMBA, Santorum's socially conservative views may backfire.

The New York Daily News said that Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann also signed an anti-pornography pledge before dropping out of the race in January. 

But Mitt Romney, who is expected to win the GOP presidential nomination, refused to sign that same pledge. A Romney spokeswoman told the Daily News that the pledge "contained references and provisions that were undignified and inappropriate for a presidential campaign."

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