Eli Ungar-Sargon

The Bris on the Ballot A San Francisco ballot initiative that would outlaw infant circumcision is gaining momentum.

Outlawing Circumcision

The subject of circumcision is often relegated to the realm of jokes and cheeky double-entendres, but a San Francisco ballot initiative now gaining momentum would ban the practice, and it raises some very serious issues. At the heart of the current controversy are three fundamental questions. First, is circumcising an infant wrong? Second, should infant circumcision be against the law? And third, would banning circumcision infringe on the rights of those who practice it as part of their religions?