Circumcision Ban Making The Cut In SF

San Francisco voters, fresh off their victorious efforts to ban Happy Meals at McDonald’s, are likely to vote this year on outlawing circumcision on any male under the age of 18, according to San Francisco resident and self-described human rights activist Lloyd Schofield who is spearheading the ballot initiative.

If enacted, the law would assess a fine of up to $1,000 and possible jail-time for someone who performs a circumcision.

According to the World Health Organization, 75 percent of American males are circumcised in infancy.

Jewish groups fighting the measure point out that circumcision rituals are an important part of Jewish culture.

Schofeld counters that under his proposal, adults are free to to be snipped.

Of course, the proposal, if passed, does not ban parents from taking their infants across the 4-mile bridge to Oakland to have the procedure done.

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