The fact this is coming from San Francisco shouldn’t surprise us, but some loser resident is trying to collect enough signatures to put a question on the city ballot making male circumcision illegal. That’s right, that’s one more medical decision removed from the people and put in the hands of your government.
This is just as outrageous as making cesarean birth mandatory for all women! ANY medical decision should be made by the individual it pertains to or by their legal guardians. Politicians are not guardians. It doesn’t matter what an individual believes, they cannot constitutionally force their medical beliefs on everyone else. That is just plain immoral. And isn’t it ironic that most “intactivists” such as the moron who came up with this idea are most often the same individuals who highly support a woman’s right to choose abortion? Who’s side are they on??
And in case you’re wondering, no, I am not pro-circumcision. In fact, if I have any more sons, they won’t be circumcised. But I will never tell another parent that it is wrong for them to circumcise their son, and suggesting that their child should be removed from their care so they can go to jail for a year because they circumcised him (which is what the author of the bill suggests) is so insane I have no words strong enough for it.
People, get out of your neighbor’s life and mind your own business! Stop telling everyone else what they should or should not do. Fight for liberty. That is what our country stands for isn’t it? Or is it?
Oh, and he says the government should not decide whether a child has a circumcision or not. Now, isn’t that contrary to him deciding it’s right to ban circumcision?