SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A group seeking to ban the circumcision of male children in San Francisco has succeeded in getting their controversial measure on the November ballot, meaning voters will be asked to weigh in on what until now has been a private family matter.
City elections officials confirmed Wednesday that the initiative had received enough signatures to appear on the ballot, getting more than 7,700 valid signatures from city residents. Initiatives must receive at least 7,168 signatures to qualify.
If the measure passes, circumcision would be prohibited among males under the age of 18. The practice would become a misdemeanor offense punishable by a fine of up to $1,000 or up to one year in jail. There would be no religious exemptions.
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I knew this was a hot debate topic but had no idea it was going in this direction.
Answer by kylansmommy09 at 7:00 PM on May. 18, 2011
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OMG! Is there anything left for parents to decide for themselves? Pretty soon we'll be like China & have to get permission to have our children, what to name them, etc! This is so beyond ridiculous! And it will only end up costing huge sums of money when it's taken to court to fight the absurdity of it!
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