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S.F. Mulls Male Circumcision Ban

Item: San Francisco male circumcision ban has enough signatures for ballot, backers say/San Francisco Examiner.

More Info: The measure has gained nationwide attention since it was first reported six months ago, and is the latest much-talked about ban proposal to come out of San Francisco — since the Board of Supervisors banned toys in McDonald’s Happy Meals backed in November. The measure has also thrust the debate on circumcision into the spotlight. It has drawn sharp criticism from religious groups who say it violates religious freedom, and been ridiculed on “ The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.”

Question: Do you consider the circumcision of a male baby to be harmful or cruel?

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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