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    what next? Now SF wants to ban circumcision.

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    Arik
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    what next? Now SF wants to ban circumcision.

    Post  Arik on Mon Feb 28, 2011 11:41 am

    Updated 6:15 AM PST, Tue, Feb 22, 2011


    Self-described "civil rights advocates" say that a ballot proposition to ban circumcision is on track for gathering signatures, meaning that San Franciscans may vote on the measure this November.

    The proposed law is being spearheaded by local resident Lloyd Schofield, according to the San Francisco Examiner.

    It's part of a national push to end the procedure, which some say is steeped in tradition but poses risks and has little medical benefit. The American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Medical Association do not recommend routine circumcision.

    Getting on the ballot is the easy part -- only about 7,000 signatures are required. Once it's there, advocates will have to convince voters that snipping off body parts is a bad idea.





    Although some studies indicate that circumcision reduces the risk of STD transmission, others have indicated that the procedure is not worth the associated risks and diminished sexual function.

    Several Jewish organizations have weighed in against the ban as well, pointing out that circumcision rituals play an important historical role for many Jews. Schofeld counters that under his proposed law....

    rest of article is here: http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/politics/116618063.html

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    Re: what next? Now SF wants to ban circumcision.

    Post  walker on Wed Mar 02, 2011 2:51 pm

    It's not about medical benefits you know...
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    Re: what next? Now SF wants to ban circumcision.

    Post  Arik on Fri Mar 04, 2011 3:31 pm

    Of course not. They want to do away with anything that could be related to religion. And why not? We are talking about San Fransisco here Mad
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    Re: what next? Now SF wants to ban circumcision.

    Post  Yehudah on Sat Mar 05, 2011 9:45 pm

    It shouldn't surprise anyone. These people are anti-everything. (excuse me, anti-anything moral).


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