Anti-circumcision activists confront pediatricians

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NEW ORLEANS (RNS) As pediatricians gathered here for the American Academy of Pediatrics convention, they were greeted by protesters urging the medical group to rethink its position on an issue that makes most people squirm: the circumcision of newborn boys. By John Pope.

  • Hugh7

    John Pope’s bias shows:
    “Among the speakers at Saturday’s protest were men who were circumcised days after they were born and still profess to be upset by it, even though the procedure occurred decades ago.”
    Their foreskins didn’t grow back, did they? Would he have said Ayaan Hirsi Ali and Waris Diri “still professed to be upset… even though the procedure occured decades ago” or would he say they are outraged at a lifelong, unconsented violation of their human rights in the most intimate aspect of their persons? Severity aside, they all are.