SAN FRANCISCO — A group opposed to male circumcision said on Tuesday they have collected more than enough signatures to qualify a proposal to ban the practice in San Francisco as a ballot measure for November elections.Read more »
Last October, Keemonta Peterson's 3-month-old son was rushed to a Portland, Oregon hospital in critical condition after she tried to circumcise him at home. Now, the unemployed 29-year-old mother of four says she was inspired to circumcise her baby after reading the Old Testament and because she knew a hospital wouldn't circumcise the boy at his age [he's too old apparently], Keemonta decided to take matters into her own hands.Read more »
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The Board of Supervisors just banned toys in Happy Meals, which drew worldwide attention.
Now the latest ban being proposed in San Francisco is on male circumcision.
A proposed ballot measure for the November 2011 ballot – when voters will be electing the San Francisco’s next mayor – would amend The City’s police code “to make it a misdemeanor to circumcise, excise, cut or mutilate the foreskin, testicle or penis of another person who has not attained the age of 18."Read more »
Despite a worldwide campaign for circumcision to slow the spread of AIDS, the rate of circumcision among American baby boys appears to be declining.Read more »
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