A submission in December 1996 to the Law Commission for England and Wales in response to Consultation Paper Number 139 – Consent in the Criminal Law:
“The debate on circumcision of boys will never be silenced, and it is now clear that in this debate, religious groups are not untouched. Among religious leaders, there is therefore the challenge, on pain of alienation from their own supporters, to take the time to look into a transition to alternative initiation rites with no irreversible adverse consequences for the child.
The government, the parliament and human rights organizations like the Children’s Ombudsman, Pharos, Forum, the Johannes Wier Foundation and Amnesty International, have the responsibility to speak out against circumcision of boys as a violation of children’s rights. Such statements of authoritative bodies may release a discussion within religious communities and to doubting parents an important support and backing.
The KNMG calls upon all these parties to assume their responsibilities in the effort to say goodbye to a painful and harmful ritual.”
“If passed, article 50 will ban genital cutting for boys in San Francisco, with profound religious implications for Jews and Muslims. But isn’t it time to oppose all circumcision?”
Full article here: http://www.guardian.co.uk/law/2011/jun/14/circumcision-ban-row-san-francisco
“Intactivists from across the country are once again calling on state and federal lawmakers to prohibit circumcision of boys. Regional directors from the children’s rights group MGMbill.org submitted proposed bills to more than 2,800 legislators yesterday, urging them to extend the existing ban on forced female genital cutting to include males.”
Full article here: http://www.prweb.com/releases/mgmbill/pr22/prweb4960504.htm
“Those who say banning male circumcision crosses a line that banning female circumcision does not, need to confront their bias. If removing a foreskin without consent is ok, why isn’t it ok to remove portions of a girl’s clitoral hood without consent or even in the case of older girls with consent?”
“The foreskin. Who would’ve thought that such a small piece of skin would be surrounded by such fervent debate? "To cut or not to cut?" seems to be the soul-searching question for many expectant parents when they find out they’re having a baby boy. But is it really a decision for parents to make, or is circumcision at birth or during childhood akin to genital mutilation, as some groups claim?”
Full article here: http://lifestyle.iafrica.com/hislife/features/681891.html?p=1
A mother explains her reasons:
The following article was written several years ago, but the issues raised are still valid.
“The title of this article was not taken from some political piece reprinted from The Washington Post. Nor was it borrowed from the official U.N. list of countries that are still committing human rights violations brutal enough to make you sick.
Rather, the title for this article comes straight from the heart of one person, me, who has the audacity to speak out in behalf of untold millions of baby boys who have been mutilated in our own country. What’s worse, the basic human rights of baby boys are still being violated every day in the United States.”
Full article here: http://www.drcat.org/articles_interviews/html/NursesAgainstCircumcision.html
For anyone who erroneously thinks that every circumcised man is happy that he was robbed of his foreskin as an infant, here is something to disprove that notion.
The following link is a compilation of various famous men who resent/resented being circumcised, as well as contributions from other men who have expressed how the genital mutilation inflicted upon them as children has negatively affected their lives.