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Should circumcision be criminal? A no brainer
San Francisco will be the first city to put it to the vote next November. The 'it' being whether circumcision should be against the law.
Dr. Oz says circumcision helps prevent STDs and STVs, but for years now the practice has been in decline. Where there used to be more than two thirds of newborn males circumcised, now just a third of parents request, or accept it.
With over two hundred thousand abortions performed yearly in America alone, it appears the issue of sexually transmitted diseases is an important one.
Some of the main reasons for circumcision have been religious practices and enhanced personal hygiene.
What's your opinion? Should the state stay out of your diaper, or is circumcision a barbaric practice that needs to be cut short? (pun intended?)