An effort to ban circumcision in San Francisco is already off the November ballot, but Gov. Jerry Brown has now signed a bill aimed at ensuring it doesn’t come before local voters again. Read More
Circumcision was once so routine that it was barely discussed — much less voted on.
As recently as the 1980s, American parents seldom received a choice. Infant boys were circumcised shortly after birth, recalls Dr. Carol Miller, the medical director of the Well Baby Nursery at UC San Francisco’s Benioff Children’s Hospital.
The procedure often was performed without anesthesia. Read More
Anti-Semitism charges against the anti-circumcision measure on the November ballot were echoed Thursday by the City Attorney’s Office. Read More
A circumcision ban measure on the November ballot contains clearly anti-Semitic campaign material and targets members of the Jewish faith, according to a press release Thursday from the San Francisco City Attorney’s Office. Read More
Amid an intensifying debate over a ballot measure to ban the circumcision of boys in San Francisco, state and federal laws are being proposed to ban such bans.
Opponents of the measure have accused the effort of being anti-Semitic. A group of religious leaders and politicians are denouncing the effort as an infringement on religious freedoms. Read More
True to his word, San Francisco resident Lloyd Schofield did in fact drop off 12,265 signatures Tuesday to place on the Nov. 8 ballot a measure that would make it a misdemeanor to circumcise males under the age of 18 in San Francisco. Read More
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. Read More