Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Issues around calling for infant circumcision to be made illegal

There are a number of issues that need to be considered when calling for infant circumcision to be made illegal =

The reasons for such a call in my opinion are as follows:

  • It is the only way to immediately protect babies from circumcsion
  • It is a great tactic for getting the subject discussed and into public awareness, and one of the few ways the media will cover the negative aspects of circumcision
  • A law banning circumcision would be a recognition of the human rights violations that circumcision actually is
  • It would give males the same protection under the law as females
The reasons against such a call are as follows:

  • The procircs will fight with every last breath to prevent this, including calling on politicians to protect circumcision under the law,
  • Motovate governements and their departments within circumcision cultures to through away science and ethics in order to protect circumcion as the CDC and AAP have recently done
  • Timing of such a move.  Realistically The timing is too early in circumcision cultures, Education needs to have the greatest priority for years if not decades first and foremost.
  • The fightback by religions, and the power they weild, a more softly approach such as  empowering change from within religions through education, resources and support.

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