San Francisco May Vote on Circumcision Ban

Tuesday, 22 Feb 2011 10:46 AM

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
    A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
San Francisco voters may be called on to decide whether to ban male circumcision in November. Ballot initiative proponent Lloyd Schofield called the measure a “human rights issue,” the San Francisco Examiner reported.

san francisco vote circumcisionSchofield said he will have the necessary 7,168 signatures to get the initiative on the November ballot by the deadline of April 26. The measure would make it illegal to “circumcise, excise, cut or mutilate the foreskin, testicle or penis of another person who has not attained the age of 18,” the newspaper said.

Schofield said he and others are approaching residents and asking, “Would you like to help protect the children from forced circumcision? This is a human-rights issue.” Schofield became interested in the issue after attending a symposium and was approached by those supporting federal legislation, the Examiner said.

The measure carries penalties of a $1,000 fine and up to a year in jail for those who violate it. “I always knew this was something wrong to do to a child,” he told the paper.




© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

House Oversight Comm. to DHS: White House Needs Better Fence

Monday, 22 Dec 2014 20:10 PM

House lawmakers are pressing Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson for details on how his department is going to boost . . .

New York Voters Back Gov. Cuomo on Fracking Ban

Monday, 22 Dec 2014 19:29 PM

By a margin of more than two to one, New York voters approve of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s decision to ban hydraulic fracturing . . .

Fired Officer Not Charged in Fatal Milwaukee Shooting

Monday, 22 Dec 2014 18:34 PM

A white Milwaukee police officer fired after fatally shooting a mentally ill black man in April won't face criminal char . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved