Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Petition: It is time to stop the circumcision of non-consenting individuals and the trafficking in human infant body parts

http://www.change.org/petitions/it-is-time-to-stop-the-circumcision-of-non-consenting-individuals-and-the-trafficking-in-human-infant-body-parts

We the circumcised males of the United States and Canada firmly believe that our fundamental constitutional rights as citizens of a free, secular, egalitarian and democratic society have been violated by the circumcision industry and we are especially offended that healthy, functional tissues have been forcibly taken from us without consent and sold for commercial products, in violation of numerous international human rights agreements signed in the wake of the holocaust. These agreements, signed by the governments of the US and Canada, banned all commercial trade in human body parts, but especially those taken from non-consenting, captive individuals.

For these and for many others reasons we charge the North American circumcision industry with violation of US and Canadian civil, criminal and constitutional law as well as Crimes Against Humanity under international agreements and we therefore launch this Class Action Lawsuit on behalf of the estimated 100 million men who have been forcibly circumcised without their own, express, informed, adult consent.

2 comments:

  1. You know the irony in this beautiful statement? The Declaration of Human Rights came post-WWII, because of the heinous acts committed against Jewish people and other marginalised groups, and it is Jewish people who cry "Anti-Semitism" when Human Rights groups point out the clear ethical problems with child circumcision.

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  2. I know!

    This was published in Jerusalem Post and later on the Huffington Post (author, Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth):

    "Since Hiroshima and the Holocaust, science no longer holds its pristine place as the highest moral authority. Instead, that role is taken by human rights. It follows that any assault on Jewish life -- on Jews or Judaism or the Jewish state -- must be cast in the language of human rights."

    And it follows: "That is what the court in Cologne has done. It has declared that circumcision is an assault on the rights of the child since it is performed without his consent. It ignored the fact that if this is true, teaching children to speak German, sending them to school and vaccinating them against illness are all assaults against the rights of the child since they are done without consent. The court's judgment was tendentious, foolish and has set a dangerous precedent."

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/chief-rabbi-lord-sacks/europe-new-anti-semitism_b_1663157.html

    It's very ironic.

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