Comments on: San Francisco may vote on banning male circumcision http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2011/04/29/san-francisco-may-vote-on-banning-male-circumcision/ Religion, faith and ethics Sat, 23 Apr 2016 23:25:07 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Hugh7 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2011/04/29/san-francisco-may-vote-on-banning-male-circumcision/comment-page-1/#comment-30523 Sun, 01 May 2011 00:37:30 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=20865#comment-30523 Religious freedom, um, cuts both ways. The child also has a right to grow up to choose his own religion when he is old enough, and not have one cut into his flesh before he can resist. We already acknowledge this with a complete ban on female cutting, no matter how minor, with no exemption for the parents’ religion or culture. In Malaysia and Indonesia, millions of girls are cut (in a much less gruesome way than in Africa) in the name of Islam.

Only 3% of US circumcision is Jewish, and this ban, based on ethics and human rights, is not aimed at any particular reason for doing it.

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