A bill to ban infant circumcision will have a hearing in Massachusetts soon. The bill is S-1777, and people can submit written testimony to Michael.Avitzur@state.ma.us
Although the genital mutilation of infants is, to my mind, barbaric, I wouldn't go so far as to ban it under law. It is too integral to the religious identity of Muslims and Jews for that. But I would like to see it banned in public hospitals outside of religious rituals. Men have a right to grow to adulthood without having their bodies permanently altered without their consent. If they wish to do it to themselves as adults, fine.
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