Routine Infant Circumcision is Wrong.
This isn't something I usually just randomly discuss at dinner parties, but I think my blog is the perfect outlet for completely random thoughts of the day.
Routine circumcision on newborns is wrong. The fact that it is still practiced in the US and no one seems to question this barbaric procedure disgusts me. There is absolutely no reason that a doctor should be allowed to chop off perfectly healthy skin and erogenous tissue from a newborn baby's penis. I don't care even if it is being done for religious reasons. The only person who should have a say as to what happens to that boy's genitalia is the boy himself. No one should be making that decision for him. When that boy is old enough to decide if there is any benefit to being circumcised then so be it.
I am sure most people don't think twice about this topic or perhaps don't think it is anything out of the ordinary. That is unfortunate I suppose. So many people will march and fuss over abortion, yet they seem quite indifferent to the mutilation hundreds of thousands of baby boys have to endure every year.