Re: female circumcision-Arguing at cross-purposes

Wayne Hampton (
Mon, 5 Dec 1994 08:33:12 GMT (Bob Bales) writes:

>In article <>
> writes:
>>Well, I disagree with you. Both female and male
>>nonconsentual circumcision should be _BANNED_ no matter if
>>they are cultural or religious practices for the precise
>>reason that they are mutilations that violate the basic
>>human right to grow up with a health, intact body and make
>>ones own decisions about ones body as an adult.

>The majority of men who have been circumcised have healthy bodies. Since
>circumcision does not take away a healthy body, it does not violate the right
>to one.

Would you accept "healthy but truncated" bodies? OR do you not understand
that circumcision is a subtraction from a natural body?