The United States Government: Enforce the 14th amendment and make routine infant circumcision illegal.
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The United States Government: Enforce the 14th amendment and make routine infant circumcision illegal.

    1. Kristina Tung
    2. Petition by

      Kristina Tung

      Kingwood, TX

Female Genital Mutilation (18 USC § 116) was outlawed in 1997 in the United States. Section 1 of the 14th amendment of the US Constitution states: "Section 1. All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws."

Female circumcision is illegal in the United States, while male infant circumcision is still widely practiced. This is a direct breach of the 14th amendment which promises equal protection of the law.

To:
The United States Government
President of the United States
U.S. Senate
U.S. House of Representatives
Enforce the 14th amendment and make routine infant circumcision illegal.

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    • Honey Thomas NANAIMO, CANADA
      • 2 months ago

      stop this barbaric torture!

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    • Sarah Friedrich GERMANY
      • 2 months ago

      Equal rights for boys and girls.

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    • tony zeier WICHITA FALLS, TX
      • 2 months ago

      RIC is wrong. girls and boys should both have equal rights.

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    • Davina Flynn LUSBY, MD
      • 3 months ago

      Genital mutilation is wrong regardless of sex. There are no legitimate reasons to circumcise a baby boy without serious medical reason to do so. Foreskin has some 20,000 sense nerves and 17 purposes. This procedure scars the penis and causes keratination of the glans that should be protected by the foreskin. Our boys deserve to be protected just like our girls.

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    • Kelly Lawson MOORE, OK
      • 3 months ago

      Yes, I think the current laws that ban FGM but not MGM run afoul of the Constitution's Equal Protection Clause. Luckily I was left intact thanks to having a mom that witnessed a circumcision when one of her older daughters was born (hearing the screams from across the room), and thought it was a very painful experience that she'd never let any future sons go through. I'm waiting for the day someone challenges this in the courts (and to the religious fanatics it will be the 1st vs. the 5th and 14th amendments).

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