Saturday, July 25, 2020

FACEBOOK: Another Circumcision Death Surfaces

I was scrolling down my Facebook news feed and this caught my eye. I'm not going to comment much on this one... I'm just going to copy-paste what the mother wrote as it speaks enough for itself.

"He was born completely healthy. He died because they were negligent and didn’t clean their circumcision tools and because of that my son contracted herpes and suffered everyday of his life in pain.

"When we came home from the hospital, I told my husband and his pediatrician there was something wrong with my baby. As soon as he came back from having the procedure, he started acting differently. He cried constantly. You see he was in pain. He would clench up, he refused food. I kept telling the dr and my husband there is something wrong with my baby and I think he is going to die.

"He stopped breathing which landed us into the hospital with our 16-day-old baby. It took a week to figure out he had hsv2, which is herpes. The herpes caused him to get meningitis and encephalitis, which eventually ate his brain to the point his brain was liquid.

"My son had 7 spinal taps during his stay. We brought him home after 7 and half weeks in the hospital. At this point they are telling us that he is going to be completely dependent on us the rest of his life, that he suffered severe brain damage.

"We were able to bring him home but he was on iv medication for 2 weeks at home. He needed medication by iv round the clock. My son was on 12 medications. He suffered from seizures due to the meningitis.

"On August __ my son turned blue and stopped breathing again in my arms. We had been home about two weeks. We called 911. They drilled a hole into his tiny little leg on my couch in my living room to get him the iv medication.

"On August __ we had to make the decision to take him off life support. He was completely brain dead. He stopped opening his eyes, eating, crying, moving.

"My little boy was gone. My husband and I took him off life support at 1:22 pm. He died in my arms at 10:35 that night. I watched my little boy slowly stop breathing and die and that was the hardest thing I have ever gone through in my entire life, but he would never be off a ventilator nor would ever open his eyes or speak or anything.

"My daughter was just over the moon happy with having a baby brother. She loved him so much. We had to send her to stay with my parents while our son was fighting for his life so in a sense she lost her brother and her parents for a while.

"She was devastated. She has said so many times she wants to die and go to heaven to be with her brother. She is only 6 years old. We kept her involved as much as we could but this has affected her in so many different ways. We went from explaining to her that he was going to be different and special and need lots of care to I’m sorry but your brother is going to die. She got very mad and hated the world for taking her baby brother.

"The hospital blamed me, saying I gave him herpes which we were able to prove that I don’t have it, never have, nor have I ever been exposed. Our lawyer has been able to pin the time frame along with drs to prove that Oliver caught the infection during the circumcision.

"We didn’t know how it was done until after my son died and I watched a video and I almost lost my mind to see how cruel it is.

"I would have fought with my life to stop the circumcision but they said it was safe and normal.

"We both lived in the hospital with our son. We never left him we were just praying to God that our little boy would live. This child our son is my husband's only biological child . I remember us both blaming ourselves for what happened to our little boy. There was a lot of resentment, a lot of anger towards the hospital where he was birthed. This mistake cost our son his life and tore our family up."

Cases of herpes being spread from mohels and rabbis to male infants have made headlines before, but this is the first time your blogger had ever heard of a child contracting herpes at a hospital from a secular, non-religious circumcision.

The risks of male infant circumcision include, but aren't limited to, infection, partial or full ablation, hemorrhage and even death.

Because male infant circumcision is elective, non-medical surgery, any risk above zero is unconscionable.

Death is a risk of male infant circumcision.

Are parents being informed of this risk?

This is the question the AAP must address in their next policy statement on male infant circumcision.

It sounds like this mother didn't make a fully informed decision.

Reaping profit from performing elective, non-medical surgery on healthy, non-consenting individuals constitutes medical fraud.

Without medical or clinical indication, doctors have no business performing elective, non-medical surgery on healthy, non-consenting individuals, let alone be eliciting any kind of "choice" from the child's parents.

Deaths due to circumcision surface on Facebook all the time, and yet they barely get any coverage in the news.

I could only imagine that reporters would find more, would that they bothered to look.

The problem is that male infant circumcision has become so entrenched in American society that people have a tendency to look the other way whenever deaths like these happen, or to find some sort of excuse for it.

How many deaths will this take?

How many parents would refuse this needless surgery on their healthy children if they knew death was a risk?

This dirty little secret can't remain hidden forever.

List of Deaths and Complications Documented on This Blog:
ITALY: Yet Another Circumcision Death
Another Circumcision Death - Wound Would Not Stop Bleeding

FACEBOOK: Another Baby Fighting For His Life Post Circumcision

MADERA, CA: Another Circumcision Complication

CIRCUMCISION BOTCH: Another Post-Circumcision Hemorrhage Case Surfaces on Facebook

LAW SUIT: Child Loses "Significant Portion" of Penis During Circumcision

CIRCUMCISION BOTCHES: Colombia and Malaysia


FACEBOOK: KENTUCKY - Botched Circumcision Gives Newborn Severe UTI

FACEBOOK: Circumcision Sends Another Child to NICU - This Time in LA

GEORGIA: Circumcision Sends a Baby to the NICU


FACEBOOK NEWS FEED: A Complication and a Death

INTACTIVISTS: Why We Concern Ourselves


CIRCUMCISION: Another Baby Dies

CIRCUMCISION DEATH: Yet Another One (I Hate Writing These)

Another Circumcision Death Comes to Light

CIRCUMCISION DEATH: Yes, Another One - This Time in Israel

FACEBOOK: Two Botches and a Death

CIRCUMCISION DEATH: Child Dies After Doctor Convinces Ontario Couple to Circumcise


Joseph4GI: The Circumcision Blame Game

Phony Phimosis: How American Doctors Get Away With Medical Fraud

FACEBOOK: Two More Babies Nearly Succumb to Post Circumcision Hemorrhage

FACEBOOK: Another Circumcision Mishap - Baby Hemorrhaging After Circumcision

What Your Dr. Doesn't Know Could Hurt Your Child

FACEBOOK: Child in NICU After Lung Collapses During Circumcision

EMIRATES: Circumcision Claims Another Life

BabyCenter Keeping US Parents In the Dark About Circumcision

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: Circumcision Claims Another Life

TEXAS: 'Nother Circumcision Botch

Monday, July 13, 2020

Intactivist Attorney Found Shot Dead at his California Home

 Marc Angelucci, Attorney, Intactivist

Coronavirus keeps me busy. I (very fortunately, and very gratefully) have a job to work, and I've got kids with pent-up energy from not being able to go out to wrestle with and take care of at home.

I barely have enough time to check out social media, let alone engage in intactivism.

This is why I'm only barely finding out about this man's murder.

I just logged into my Facebook account to find out intactivist attorney Marc Angelucci was found shot to death at his California home in San Bernardino, on Saturday, July 11th at around 4pm.

According to a news report, when Twin Peaks deputies arrived on the scene, Angelucci was found non-responsive and suffering from gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead at the scene, and the motive for the shooting is unknown.
Who is to say for sure why this man got shot? 

Marc Angelucci posing in "bloodstained man" attire,
in front of a blown up picture of a circumstraint,
the restraining board on which doctors fasten babies
to forcibly cut off part of their penises.
Angelucci was an outspoken intactivist attorney.

He was one of the first seven men who protested as part of a group known as the "Bloodstained Men," a group of intactivist who protest male infant circumcision wearing white clothing with the crotch area stained red to represent blood.

Angelucci was also the vice president and a board member of the National Coalition for Men. His death is a terrible loss for the legal community and for the intactivist and human rights community.
Perhaps his activism had something to do with his murder?
I do hope his murderers are caught, arrested and brought to justice.

His death is a terrible loss for the legal community and for the intactivist and human rights communities.

EDIT: I just saw this on Twitter:

Who could have done this...