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if there is a chance the baby would live very long anyways
Other wise you are a murdering asshole. Can’t afford to take care of it or don’t want it , give it up for a adoption.
Its a fucking life. If you say its just a collection of cells well guess what…
What if the mother was in danger if the pregnancy continued? What if it had a disease that would cripple them for life? There are a million different reasons why people get abortions. They could do without your insults.
San Francisco’s municipal ballot this year may include a measure to ban the circumcision of baby boys. Considering some of the other things banned in San Francisco, it might actually have a shot.
According to the San Francisco Examiner, the ban would make it unlawful to “circumcise, excise, cut or mutilate the foreskin, testicle or penis of another person who has not attained the age of 18.” Anyone who does so could face a $1000 fine and a year in jail — though adult men could legally seek the procedure after the age of 18. The ban’s main backer is SF resident Lloyd Schofield, who says he was inspired by a nationwide campaign against “male genital mutilation” and that he “always knew this was something wrong to do to a child.” He’s campaigning for the bill outside area supermarkets with the following pitch: “Would you like to help protect the children from forced circumcision? This is a human-rights issue.”
Not everyone agrees. In a joint statement, Anti-Defamation League, the San Francisco Jewish Community Relations Council, the Board of Rabbis of Northern California and the American Jewish Committee said,
For thousands of years, Jews around the world have engaged in this important religious ritual, which is of fundamental importance in the Jewish tradition. The organized Jewish community is deeply troubled by this initiative, which would interfere with the rights of parents to make religious decisions for their own families.
Female genital mutilation has cultural (though, some have argued, not strictly religious) underpinnings too, and it’s already illegal in San Francisco. Schofield says the same should be true for male circumcision: “People can practice whatever religion they want, but your religious practice ends with someone else’s body.” It’s worth noting, though, that while some say male circumcision can interfere with sexual sensation, its impact on sexual health and function is generally far less severe than that of female circumcision.
So can the bill pass? NBC says it needs just 7,000 signatures to get on the ballot, which isn’t a big hurdle. Earning passage will be another matter — but San Francisco has already banned plastic bags at supermarkets, and is considering banning plastic bottles too. Maybe a ban on cutting foreskins isn’t far behind.
I understand people side on not for circumcision, but being Jewish, I am a believer that Jewish boys should be circumcised. It’s apart of what I personally believe in.
even if they have no idea what’s going on? that’s not okay.
how about we do a circumcision when the child’s able to make the choice for himself, not when he’s just born and hasn’t a say in it. who knows if he even feels he’s Jewish?
No, I can’t agree with this.
It is immoral to both 1) mutilate a child’s body for no medical reason and without consent, and 2) indoctrinate children, who don’t have the critical thinking abilities to protect themselves, into ANY religion.
It says above that your religious freedom ends with another person’s body. This is true. But it also ends with another person’s mind.
This would be a big thing. I am anxious to see what comes of it.
The Vatican reports cited countless cases of nuns forced to have sex with priests. Some were obliged to take the pill, others became pregnant and were encouraged to have abortions. In one case in which an African sister was forced to have an abortion, she died during the operation and her aggressor led the funeral mass.
So abortion is okay when it’s to cover up their foulness. Got it.
This makes me so, so angry. Mostly because I know a foul organization such as the Catholic Church will never be shut down. Yes, faith can be positive — but is it really worth all of these awful things?
I was going to make a snide comment, but I don’t even have to; the Catholic church shames itself well enough.
THE biggest WTF is going through my head right now.
“She was the only one who would help me, and I won’t tell on her”—
unnamed New York woman (hospitalized with complications from her abortion) when asked to name her abortionist in the early 20th century.
This is such a truly sweet quote, and one that really highlights the need for access to abortion for women. It should be noted that the woman was risking her own life and access to medical care by refusing to name her abortionist. How can anyone doubt the necessity of abortion when so many women have risked their lives for it?
I think the thing that disappointed me the most was that they made Kurt completely ignorant. He was such a strong character and they just made him an awful, awful person. There is already so much ignorance in the gay community surrounding…
umm yes this. people need to be talking about stuff like this more