Soon the choice whether to cut or not may get snatched out of your hands.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are mulling over a proposal to impose circumcision on all baby boys. While the CDC’s mandate decision wouldn’t make snipping completely mandatory, it would apply undue pressure on parents who don’t want to. Plus the CDC recommends the surgery to uncut heterosexual adult males.
This is absurd and frankly offensive.
For years doctors have been telling us circumcision holds no compelling medical benefit. And consider this; the preponderance of circumcisions in the US is the exception, not the rule. 4/5th of the world’s men are uncircumcised. If uncircumcised boys are such a health hazard now, you might want to tell THE ENTIRE CONTINENT OF EUROPE.
And here’s the biggest problem with the CDC’s conclusion: it is basing this decision on African studies, where AIDS is rampant. Yes, under extreme circumstances like the AIDS epidemic in Africa there may be benefit to requiring circumcisions since the vast majority of people don’t have access to health care. But to think America is anything like Africa is downright asinine. We are not in a state of emergency. The medical reports show circumcision’s benefits are negligible at best. Plus, forcing all children into unnecessary surgery doesn’t sound much like the “do no harm” mantra of the medical world
In recent years new parents have moved away from the circumcision option, seeing it as unnecessary and barbaric in the modern world. With the CDC even toying with making our children’s health decisions for us, prepare for a backlash of biblical proportions.