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New York State Board To Regulate...Circumcision...No Joke!

New York State Board To Regulate...CIRCUMCISION...NO JOKE!!

The New York City Board of Health passed a regulation on Thursday that will require consent from parents before an infant can have a form of Jewish ritual circumcision, prevalent in parts of the ultra-Orthodox community, in which the circumciser uses his mouth to remove blood from the incision.

In a morning meeting, the nine-member panel of doctors and public health professionals said that though the regulation had been challenged by some Orthodox Jewish religious authorities as an unconstitutional infringement of their religious freedom, the risk of disease from the ancient procedure was serious enough to warrant action.

Indeed, some panel members said they believed that requiring consent did not go far enough. “It’s crazy that we allow this to go on,” said Dr. Joel A. Forman, a professor of pediatrics at Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Read more: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/14/nyregion/health-board-vote...

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Circumcision Should Be Illegal

It violates the NAP.

"Bipartisan: both parties acting in concert to put both of their hands in your pocket."-Rothbard

I'm rather inclined to agree

Circumcision is a medical procedure with no real purpose in the modern world, and many experts say that it decreases sexual pleasure later in life. Since it is also a permanent procedure (well, there are ways to "regrow" a foreskin, but it takes awhile of wearing a contraption down there, and its actually just stretched penile skin, not a natural foreskin), and a baby cannot give consent, it doesn't sit too well with me.

Paedophilia is illegal

So why wouldn't it be illegal for someone to put the little fella's pecker in their mouth, even with the parents' consent?

The sick bastards.

Because it's not sexual and

Because it's not sexual and you know that.

Tel Aviv er...I mean New York...

at it again. First smoking, no term limits for a criminal mayor, soft drinks and now not the right to cut off your pecker or not and let a pervert suck your blood...Nothing to see here...move on.

"Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is argument of tyrants. It is the creed of slaves." William Pitt in the House of Commons November 18, 1783
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Tyrants hate freedom of

Tyrants hate freedom of religion because it presents an alternative to worship of the state.