On the ballot in San Francisco this fall will be a proposal making it a crime to circumcise male children. If the measure passes, anyone convicted of circumcising a baby boy could be fined up to $1,000 and sentenced to a year in prison.
via Jeff Jacoby: A ban on circumcision?.
(SAN FRANCISCO) – I’m really curious as to the motive behind this intrusion into private lives. The article discusses both the fact that circumcision is an essentially benign practice with documented and accepted health benefits and the fact circumcision is deeply ingrained in the Jewish religion. The sophistry in use as evidenced by the term Male Genital Mutilation (MGM) is insulting – this practice has nothing in common with the act of violence involved in so-called female circumcision.
Again, I’m curious as to the motivation.Ψ
- Male circumcision foes propose ballot measure in Santa Monica (seattletimes.nwsource.com)
- Dissents Of The Day: Male Genital Mutilation (andrewsullivan.thedailybeast.com)
- Intactivist Genitalia Activists – Initiative to Ban Circumcision on San Francisco’s November Ballot (TrendHunter.com) (trendhunter.com)
- To be circumcised or to not be circumcised. That is the question. (via anbrow) (cardseyeview.wordpress.com)