So San Francisco may ban circumcision, eh?

Promoted from the diaries…

They’re currently gathering signatures so it can be placed on the November ballot.

You can’t help but read this story about the guy behind it without doing a compare and contrast with abortion a certain safe/legal/rare medical procedure.

Schofield’s ordinance would outlaw the procedure throughout San Francisco, even for religious reasons. The only exception would be “a clear, compelling and immediate medical need.” It would make all other foreskin cutting a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of up to $1,000 and jail time for up to a year.

“The base of our argument is you’re spending incredible amounts of money doing painful and damaging surgery to an unwilling patient,” he said.

Imagine that, a medical procedure doing painful and damaging surgery to an unwilling patient should be forbidden unless there is a compelling and immediate medical need.

Gee, what would happen if some doctor developed a late-term intra-uterine circumcision procedure? Then it really wouldn’t be cutting a baby, just a lump of tissue. No different than lancing a boil, right? Shouldn’t that mom have the right to choose what to do with her body?

That would be difficult and dangerous though. Maybe they can just combine it with the birth and get everything except one foot out, snip the foreskin, and then pull the baby out the rest of the way. I mean heck, if you could legally shove a pair of scissors into the baby’s brain when it’s partially born, then a quick use of the scalpel at that point should be okay, right?