In the California city that banned Happy Meal toys,outlawed sitting on sidewalks during daylight hours and fined residents for not sorting garbage into recycling, compost and trash, Lloyd Schofield wants to add a new law to the books in San Francisco: A ban on all male circumcisions.
Those who violate the ban could be jailed (not more than one year) or fined (not more than $1,000), under his proposal. Circumcisions even for religious reasons would not be allowed. At this point, Schofield's proposal is an idea that would have to clear several hurdles to be considered.
Schofield and like-minded advocates who call themselves "intactivists" seek to make it "unlawful to circumcise, excise, cut, or mutilate the whole or any part of the foreskin, testicles, or penis" of anyone 17 or younger in San Francisco.
Friday, November 19, 2010
WTF, San Francisco?!?
In a country that allows for religious freedom, the city of San Francisco wants to ban male circumcisions. Has that city gone insane? Are they anti-Semitic or something? The brit milah has been a Jewish tradition for centuries. I liken it to a ban on abortions even when it is the case of rape, incest, or the mother's life being in danger.