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Circumcision Ban

Ritual Circumcision Under Fire From Swedish And Danish Medical Groups

Posted 01.27.2014 | Religion

Medical associations in Sweden and Denmark have strongly recommended a ban on the non-medical circumcision of boys, reports the Jewish Telegraphic Age...

Official: Ritual Circumcision Legal In Berlin

AP | Posted 11.05.2012 | Religion

BERLIN — Infant male circumcision for religious reasons is legal in Berlin, a top state official said Wednesday, making the capital the first of...

To Cut, or Not to Cut

Alexander Goerlach | Posted 09.25.2012 | World
Alexander Goerlach

Male circumcision pits two fundamental rights against each other: bodily integrity, and freedom of religion. But don't look to the legislature for a solution: it will have to come from within Jewish and Muslim communities.

The Importance Of Circumcision In Jewish Law

S.R. Hewitt | Posted 12.10.2011 | Religion
S.R. Hewitt

There are few aspects of Jewish life that have been debated as heatedly as circumcision. It's physical. It's permanent. It effects an area of the body that most people today won't even discuss in proper company.

Lawmakers To Debate Circumcision Ban

AP | By ADAM WEINTRAUB | Posted 10.24.2011 | San Francisco

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- A California Senate committee unanimously approved a bill Tuesday to block local jurisdictions from banning male circumcision, a...

Circumcision Ban Axed From Ballot

AP | LISA LEFF | Posted 09.26.2011 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO — A judge said Wednesday she intends to strike a ban on male circumcision from the city's November ballot. Superior Court Judge L...

WATCH: Leaders Debate The San Francisco Circumcision Ban

Posted 09.25.2011 | Religion

A coalition including Jewish and Muslim groups have launched a lawsuit challenging a proposed ban on circumcision that is due to go before San Francis...

Circumcision Bans May Be Blocked By New CA Bill

AP | JASON DEAREN | Posted 09.20.2011 | Los Angeles

SAN FRANCISCO — Two California lawmakers have introduced a bill that would pre-empt local governments from passing laws banning male circumcisio...

ACLU Joins Effort To Fight Circumcision Ban

Posted 09.17.2011 | San Francisco

By Christina Jewett The ACLU of Northern California filed a court brief Friday supporting an effort to block a ballot measure that would ban ju...

Top S.F. Attorney Questions Proposed Circumcision Ban

Posted 09.04.2011 | Religion

By Lauren Markoe Religion News Service (RNS) In a potential blow to the proposed San Francisco circumcision ban, the city's top lawyer has conclud...

Jewish Circumcision Foes Sit Out San Francisco Ban Efforts

Posted 09.04.2011 | Religion

By Lauren Markoe c. 2011 Religion News Service (RNS) Though national and local Jewish groups have strongly condemned San Francisco's proposed ban ...

A Mother's Celebration Of The Jewish Circumcision Rite

Susan Auerbach | Posted 08.30.2011 | Religion
Susan Auerbach

In this welcoming of our baby into the Jewish community, I found catharsis after the trauma and isolation of birth. We emerged from the raw, postpartum state into the warmth of society.

Are the Circumcision Opponents Anti-Semitic or Sexually Repressed?

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 08.20.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

San Francisco is supposed to be the city of live-and-let-live even as it now betrays a curious attachment to the male foreskin, with its ludicrous attempt to punish its large Jewish community for simply honoring the oldest of all Jewish practices and rituals.

CNN's LZ Granderson Gets It Right

Ken Blackwell | Posted 08.16.2011 | Politics
Ken Blackwell

CNN contributor LZ Granderson got it right. Keep the government out of a family's decision to circumcise, he says.

Evangelicals Wade Into Circumcision Debate

Posted 08.10.2011 | Religion

By Adelle M. Banks Religion News Service (RNS) The National Association of Evangelicals is siding with Jews and Muslims in opposition of a proposed b...

Muslim Views On The Circumcision Ban

Mike Ghouse | Posted 08.07.2011 | Religion
Mike Ghouse

We have to speak out against this move through the ballot box in November this year. We cannot let anyone infringe on the freedom of the other, where does it end?

Catherine Pearson

Proposed Circumcision Ban Gains Support In California

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine Pearson | Posted 08.06.2011 | Healthy Living

San Francisco voters won't be able to vote on a proposed ban on circumcision until November. But anticircumcision activists hail the fact that the bil...

San Francisco's Curious Attachment to the Male Foreskin

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 07.26.2011 | Politics
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

This November, believe it or not, a measure will be on the ballot in San Francisco to ban circumcision for all males under the sage of 18, making it an offense punishable by a fine of up to $1,000 or up to one year in jail. Talk about putting skin in the game.

SF Circumcision Ban Up For Vote, Religious Groups Object (VIDEO)

Associated Press | The Associated Press | Posted 07.19.2011 | Religion

A proposal to ban the circumcision of male children in San Francisco has been cleared to appear on the November ballot, setting the stage for the nati...

Proposed SF Circumcision Ban Doesn't Contain Religious Exception

AP | ROBIN HINDERY | Posted 07.18.2011 | Los Angeles

SAN FRANCISCO — A proposal to ban the circumcision of male children in San Francisco has been cleared to appear on the November ballot, setting ...

Circumcision Ban Stirs Controversy In San Francisco

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

A San Francisco man is spear-heading an effort to outlaw male circumcision in the city. Lloyd Schofield claims to have already collected more than hal...

San Francisco May Vote On Circumcision Ban

Posted 06.15.2011 | Los Angeles

San Francisco residents may vote on a ballot measure next year that would outlaw circumcision. The initiative, which requires 7,000 signatures befo...