Did the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision render the Female Genital Mutilation Act of 1995 null and void? While the Supreme Court specifically mentioned that their decision only applied narrowly to contraception mandated by the ACA, the bulk of the opinion and reasoning centered on the fact that the Religious Freedom and Restoration Act of 1993 (RFRA) […]
Posts related to circumcision of new born infants, health insurance coverage, intactivists who protest against the procedure.
In a moment of exuberant passion for the cause of educating people about the stupidity of routine infant circumcision, I signed up the nascent Sacramento Intactivist group to march in the Sacramento Pride Parade. I walked in last year’s San Francisco Pride Parade with over 50 committed Intactivists and figured we could muster at least […]
Thanks to the Affordable Care Act all individual and family plans now include coverage for maternity care. These new health services, many of which are provided at no cost to the patient, also extend to the new born. Prominent in many private health plans is coverage for routine infant circumcision.
Rarely will I introduce Walker, as “my son” to somebody and I have never told him he must do something because he is “my son.” The absolute weakest excuse for compelling a child to modify his or her actions is because you own them in some weird parental sense.
At some point, we finally work our way to the inevitable conclusion that a baby boy, girl or intersex individual is born with inalienable human rights which supersede any parental control. The cost of advocating for the human right to be left intact is the ostracism and ridicule from family, friends and strangers. Every intactivist marching on Sunday had realized the benefit of advocating for genital autonomy was greater than the social cost incurred.
Adult man discusses the issues he has faced being circumcised regarding intimacy with his partners.
It started as that little twitch in the back of my brain. With the impending birth of our son, did I have all the bases covered? We had the crib, baby clothes, reams of diapers, baby bath tub, high chair and all the other accoutrements associated with a new born. But I was still grappling […]
I was pretty proud of the way she handle her responses in the face of the long diatribes some of the folks had posted.
The forces that bring these beautiful humans into our lives must be respected for what they have presented us. That respect inexorably extends to not altering what nature has given us through circumcision.
Two recent annoucements advocating for the necessity of male newborn circumcision (MC) are based on indefensible objectives when compared to the integrity and sanctity of the body.