First the city of San Francisco banned McDonald’s from putting toys in their Happy Meals and now there’s a proposed ban on male circumcision! Is that crazy?
Baby boys born in San Francisco may be spared the scalpel, if one man gets his way. San Fran resident Lloyd Schofield has proposed an ordinance that would make it illegal to circumcise males under the age of 18!
If any parent decides to tamper with their baby boy’s foreskin, they face a $1,000 fine and up to one year in jail, reports the San Francisco Examiner! If this ordinance passes, the police code would be amended “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.”
Rest assured HollyMoms that there’s a good chance this ordinance won’t even make it on to the November 2011 ballot. It needs 7,168 valid signatures on a petition by April 26 of next year in order to appear on the ballot. We’re curious, where do you stand on the circumcision debate?