I had been following the Detroit FGM court case (see related posts below), and it seems the case has finally reached it's conclusion:
According to The Detroit News, the most serious remaining charge against the doctor accused of FGM has been dropped, adding the final nail in the coffin for the federal ban on FGM of 2006.
I'm disappointed, but not surprised at the results.
I knew it would end like this.
Americans would rather sacrifice the rights of baby girls on the altar of "religious freedom" rather than bring that elephant in the room, the forced genital cutting of baby boys that happens 3,000 times a day, into question.
I'm not going to comment long like I usually do.
I'm just going to close with the statements and questions I usually ask:
In any other case, reaping profit from non-medical surgery, on healthy, non-consenting individuals already constitutes medical fraud.
Without medical or clinical indication, can doctors be performing non-medical surgery on healthy, non-consenting individuals?
Much less be eliciting any kind of "decision" from parents?
How far are doctors expected to comply with "parental decisions?"
The risks of male infant circumcision include infection, partial or full ablation, hemorrhage and even death.
(Exact statistics on either male or male infant circumcision are unknown because those who perform them do not collect or report them, and governments do not require them to because they want to avoid being seen as "infringers of religious freedom.")
How is any of this conscionable given that male infant circumcision is non-medical, non-therapeutic?
Rough times lie ahead, but I am confident in that the truth cannot be hidden long.
"Do nothing secretly; for Time sees and hears all things, and discloses all." ~Sophocles
Perhaps this decision being handed down during the current coronavirus scare was strategic; people are distracted by the current pandemic.
But it doesn't matter.
"Truth suppress'd, whether by courts or crooks, will find an avenue to be told. During wartime it takes longer."--Sheila Steele
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