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Would you support a parents right to have their childs earlobes removed? Poll~

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Poll

Question: Would you want to ban this practice?

Options:

Yes. There's no reason to have a piece of your child cut off.

No, It won't harm the child. It's the parents choice.

I'm on the fence about this.


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Total Votes: 21

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Lets say there was a religious practice that involved removing part of a babies earlobe. It's considered cleaner, healthier and more attractive to do so. The baby would be numb and of course an earlobe isn't a vital organ so it wouldn't affect their daily life.

Would you support it?

by on Jul. 14, 2011 at 10:53 AM
Replies (21-30):
Charizma77
by Carissa on Jul. 14, 2011 at 8:55 PM

got the point... that's all I'm going to say since this isn't a debate group

LivinDeadGurl
by Maranda on Jul. 14, 2011 at 9:23 PM

I WAS talking about your scenario.

Quoting paganbaby:

With my scenario too?

Quoting LivinDeadGurl:

I may not agree with it, but I support a parents right to decide especially in cases of religious beliefs. 



VintageWife
by Bronze Member on Jul. 14, 2011 at 9:39 PM

*Insert eye roll*

paganbaby
by on Jul. 14, 2011 at 9:41 PM

That is a very fair stance.

Quoting midnight_storm:

If removing an earlobe was part of a parents religious or cultural belief, then I have no problem with it. If it's being done just to be mean, then I have a problem with it.

As to circumcision, I think it's parental choice. This is something that has been practice for centuries, it's not a new procedure.

As to car seats and seatbelts, well that's a bit different. There are many things that laws have changed based on information at the time. Such as helmets, littering, and driving while intoxicated.


paganbaby
by on Jul. 14, 2011 at 9:42 PM

I'm with you there,lol.

Quoting Peanutx3:

the Libertarian in me says government needs to stay out of dictating my life but the mother and common sense says those are needed laws.

Quoting paganbaby:

What about car seats? Or seat belts?

Quoting Peanutx3:

For me the line is drawn at not providing food, beating and I don't mean spanking, I mean really beating - abuse.  But for everything else leave it to me - the parent. 

Quoting paganbaby:

Fair enough. But where do you draw the line? When should a law be made to protect children from their parents choices?

Quoting Peanutx3:

Yep.  I get very tired of the government or some groups of people trying to tell us parents how to raise or feed our kids, what we can or can't do to our kids.

Quoting paganbaby:

I take it that you voted option number two?

Quoting Peanutx3:

You take care of your child your way and I will take care of my child my way.  Government and its people need to mind their own business.








paganbaby
by on Jul. 14, 2011 at 9:43 PM

Who says we can debate a bit? Come on, liven up my day ;-)

Quoting Charizma77:

got the point... that's all I'm going to say since this isn't a debate group


paganbaby
by on Jul. 14, 2011 at 9:44 PM

Why are you yelling at me?

Quoting LivinDeadGurl:

I WAS talking about your scenario.

Quoting paganbaby:

With my scenario too?

Quoting LivinDeadGurl:

I may not agree with it, but I support a parents right to decide especially in cases of religious beliefs. 




paganbaby
by on Jul. 14, 2011 at 9:45 PM

Careful, they just might roll out of your  head X-D

Quoting VintageWife:

*Insert eye roll*


websorceress
by on Jul. 15, 2011 at 1:35 AM


Quoting LindaClement:

The argument I had with my doctor runs like this:

Why aren't infants routinely given appendectomies?

If their earlobes (in your example) get infected, or inflamed or might marginally increase some incredibly rare disease when they're a long way from immediate medical treatment... so?

If, on the other hand, a child has an appendicitis in the middle of the wilderness (or a natural disaster) and can't immediately get medical treatment their risk of dying increases a thousand fold.

If 'preventing disease' is what this is about, why not at least pick one of the diseases that is actually deadly?

Did you know people need their appendics??? they found out it's where the good baceteria is produced..........just a tidbit I learned recently.......I laughed, I knew it had to have some good, they just didn't know yet........

websorceress
by on Jul. 15, 2011 at 1:37 AM

I don't believe anyone should be mutilated unless it is a life and death situation......allowing the mutilation of one body part will only lead to another......

Look at the tonsils nonsense.......as soon as a child had a sore throat the doctor wanted to remove the tonsils and they did this practice for years only to find out the body needs that specific gland..........happens all the time..........

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