We pride ourselves on having the friendliest
and most welcoming forums for moms and moms to be! Please take a moment
for free so you can be a part of our growing community of mothers.
If you have any problems registering please drop an email to email@example.com.
Our community is moderated by our moderation team so you won't see spam or offensive messages posted on our forums. Each of our message boards is hosted by JustMommies hosts, whose names are listed at the top each board. We hope you find our message boards friendly, helpful, and fun to be on!
I don't think it will pass. At least not in this generation. I wouldn't want it to. It's a personal choice, and there are pros/cons for both sides. Besides, to say that one religious group can't continue what it has done for centuries opens up a whole new can of worms for ANY other type of religious act. It doesn't matter whether I decide it's right for my boys or not. I just don't think the government should butt into my personal business. Until my kids are 18, I have the right and obligation to decide what's in their best interest. No one should take that away from parents unless a child is clearly being abused. Something like this isn't "clearly" abuse no matter what side you take. What if the tables were turned and the medical community tried to pass a law requiring all boys to get circ'd? There would be an equal uproar. Some things just have no place in government. My child's penis is one of those things.
It's important to keep in mind that only the United States and Israel have high rates of circumcised males. In most countries around the world, male circumcision rates are extremely low, and the concept of male circumcision often seems cruel and unusual. People in the US don't usually question circumcision, but in many foreign countries it is viewed as a worst case scenario medical decision.
Keep in mind that while some people will argue that this is a parent's decision, others will argue " it's their body, and it should be their choice". Either way, it's a very personal decision.