Consistently Inconsistent (familyjules) wrote in ontd_political,
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Are there not more important things to worry about right now?

Massachusetts Lawmakers Asked to Ban Infant Male Circumcision
AP

Georganne Chapin, executive director of the group Intact America, an organization formed to change how Americans think about neonatal male circumcision, said the procedure is also unethical because the infant cannot give his consent.

BOSTON -- Massachusetts lawmakers are being asked to outlaw infant male circumcision.
Supporters of the proposed ban describe the procedure as "unnecessary, painful and risky."
Georganne Chapin, executive director of the group Intact America, an organization formed to change how Americans think about neonatal male circumcision, said the procedure is also unethical because the infant cannot give his consent.

Religious groups oppose the bill, which has no religious exemption.

Studies have linked circumcision to a reduction in the transmission of AIDS in Africa, but backers of the bill say that's not a good enough reason to block a ban.

No Massachusetts lawmakers have signed on to support the measure.

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Oh this just opens a huge can of worms in terms of religious discrimination, not to mention the government getting all up in parental choice. I saw this on tv at lunch and just kept saying "WHAT IS THIS I DON'T EVEN WHAT WHAT WHAT" over and over, followed by lolling at "Intact America."
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