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EU Parliamentary Assembly Rules Against Circumcision

Ynet – Are Europe’s Jews about to launch a new struggle for the observance of the circumcision ritual across the continent? The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, which represents most of the continent’s states, has passed a resolution calling male ritual circumcision a “violation of the physical integrity of children according to human rights standards.”

At the end of a debate in Strasbourg, the Parliamentary Assembly ruled overwhelmingly that male circumcision and female genital mutilation are forbidden, unless the child is over the age of 15 and has given his or her consent to the practice.
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One Response to EU Parliamentary Assembly Rules Against Circumcision

  1. Brian R. Silver

    October 3, 2013 at 2:43 pm

    Male circumcision eliminates a small covering of the head of the penis, leaving the penis fully functional. The part removed is not needed. Millions of years ago, it served to protect the head of the penis, when primitive man evolved out of equatorial Africa where clothing was not used, leaving the highly sensitive head of the penis exposed to wind, sun, and high brush. Today, men’s clothing protects better than the foreskin. This is like our toenails, which are also an evolutionary remnant from our earlier ancestors that needed toe claws to climb trees.

    Female circumcision removes the entire clitoris, which is still needed today, just as it was needed millions of years ago. Removal deprives the female of a significant part of the pleasure of sexual intercourse. The clitoris is still needed to help propagate our species. Removing the clitoris is not like removing the male foreskin. It is like removing the entire head of the penis.

    Medical research has proved that the foreskin is unhealthy. This is because the foreskin allows bacteria and viruses to grow under the foreskin, unless it is frequently washed by pulling it back and cleaning underneath it.

    Several valid and large studies have proved that circumcised men are significantly less likely to have penile cancer and their mates are significantly less likely to have vaginal or uterine cancer. Adult male circumcision in Africa has caused a huge reduction in the transmission of the HIV virus that leads to AIDS. The results of independent studies were so dramatic that the researchers were required by medical ethics to advise the control groups of the results before the full proposed length of the research had elapsed, so the control groups would be permitted to elect circumcision.