baby_crying.jpgSFian Lloyd Schofield is apparently a big fan of going all out and uncut in quite a few positions. Schofield, who wants to ban the circumcision of males under the age of 18 in the city, says he has has gathered about 5,000 more signatures than is necessary to put his proposal on the ballot.

12,250 ardent anti-snippers signed in favor of the measure, though he only needed 7,168 valid signatures by 5 tonight. The Department of Elections will then have 30 days to review the proposal and see if it makes the November 8th election cut.

Schofield says he’s spent more than $9,000 on keeping future penes intact.

If the measure passes, SF’s police code would be amended “to make it a misdemeanor to circumcise, excise, cut or mutilate the foreskin, testicles or penis of another person who has not attained the age of 18.” Violators would face up to a year in jail and a $1,000 fine.

Critics of the measure feel that it violates religious freedom. Political junkies just think it’s hilarious. Only time will tell if the anti-circumcision movement catches on. A similar bill was introduced in Massachusetts last year, but the legislation failed, rejected by the state’s Judiciary Committee.


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  • Erik

    I think we should be able to cut whatever parts we want off of our children.

  • Fixer

    My kid can barely keep his room clean. I shudder to think what his pee-pee might look like without circumcision.

  • PTJ Intactivist

    Your comments just show how lazy and uneducated people are about the normal healthy intact penis. You should shudder for mutilating your child and not being educated that circumcision is mutilation and is immoral. You do NOT have the rights to violate another persons body. You don’t OWN them, that is slavery. You are supposed to educate and nurture your children to do right and live a productive life. They aren’t tokens are a trophy. His Body, His Right.

  • Aaron Sankin

    When circumcisions are outlawed, only outlaws with have circumcisions. This is only the tip of the next round of San Francisco banning things.

  • Greg Dewar

    I’d vote for “This kind of bullshit doesn’t belong on the ballot at a time when we have a city spiraling out of control, services are being cut, we’re giving away the city to billionaires, and it’s time to reform the ballot measure system because this is f*cking bullshit because it won’t be enforced and no one cares if they did Nancy Pelosi woulda passed it in Congress” measure.

  • tqoe62

    Forced genital mutilation violates the most basic human rights of the child. It violates THEIR 1st, 4th and 14th Amendment rights.
    Circumcision of minors violates the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the Convention on the Rights of the Child. Any doctor who performs non medically necessary circumcision on a minor is in violation of their own Hippocratic oath.
    Genital integrity is a basic human right. Plain and simple. Human rights is never a waste of time. If ADULTS choose the have their own bodies altered, fine, it’s their body, it’s their choice. A child’s body is THEIRS and does not belong to the parents to alter as they choose.

  • TK

    It’s legal to tattoo babies, isn’t it? Asking for a friend.