San Francisco May Vote on Circumcision Ban Next November (Video)

The people of San Francisco may vote on a ballot measure that would outlaw circumcision.
Supporters of the bill say the decision to permanently remove a boy’s foreskin should not be made by parents.

The Huffington Post reported:

San Francisco residents may vote on a ballot measure next year that would outlaw circumcision.

The initiative, which requires 7,000 signatures before it can be added to next November’s ballot, would make it a misdemeanor to “circumcise, excise, cut or mutilate the…genitals” of all minors, and would not make exceptions for religious reasons.

The decision to permanently remove a boy’s foreskin should not be made by parents
, says Lloyd Shofield, the proposal’s author.

“People can practice whatever religion they want, but your religious practice ends with someone else’s body,” Schofield told CBS affiliate KCBS. “It’s a man’s body and…his body doesn’t belong to his culture, his government, his religion or even his parents. It’s his decision.”

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