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Law banning female genital mutilation ruled unconstitutional!

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posted on Nov, 21 2018 @ 12:00 PM
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a reply to: trustmeimdoctor


They are very lucky indeed if it's done by a doctor, lots aren't.


edit on 21-11-2018 by Kurokage because: (no reason given)




posted on Nov, 21 2018 @ 12:01 PM
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Female genital mutilation is one of the most uncivilised practices imaginable. For it to happen unchallenged in any half-decent country with a legal system is an affront.

FGM is not like male circumcision, so don't get lost in comparison.

In most FGM the entire external sex organ is removed. It's a disgrace. It's designed to keep women subservient, controlled and remove any enjoyment of sex. At best it's an act of extreme child cruelty that has life-changing implications.

You American's and your "constitution".

Hope the ruling is appealed and overthrown.



posted on Nov, 21 2018 @ 12:01 PM
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a reply to: CornishCeltGuy

Circumcision might have various health benefits, including:

Easier hygiene. Circumcision makes it simpler to wash the penis. However, boys with uncircumcised penises can be taught to wash regularly beneath the foreskin.
Decreased risk of urinary tract infections. The risk of urinary tract infections in males is low, but these infections are more common in uncircumcised males. Severe infections early in life can lead to kidney problems later.
Decreased risk of sexually transmitted infections. Circumcised men might have a lower risk of certain sexually transmitted infections, including HIV. Still, safe sexual practices remain essential.
Prevention of penile problems. Occasionally, the foreskin on an uncircumcised penis can be difficult or impossible to retract (phimosis). This can lead to inflammation of the foreskin or head of the penis.
Decreased risk of penile cancer. Although cancer of the penis is rare, it's less common in circumcised men. In addition, cervical cancer is less common in the female sexual partners of circumcised men.

www.mayoclinic.org...

Your reasons why it's bad are simply false. There is zero evidence for reduced sensitivity.

Recently, researchers in Australia and at the University of Washington reviewed studies of circumcision’s sexual impact and concluded that it neither decreases penile sensitivity nor impairs men’s sexual function or satisfaction.
www.google.com... %2Fall-about-sex%2F201510%2Fdoes-circumcision-reduce-men-s-sexual-sensitivity&psig=AOvVaw2izm3fmrR6T2GNnF2Au7Hl&ust=1542909536898151

There is no downside of circumcision when done correctly.



posted on Nov, 21 2018 @ 12:01 PM
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originally posted by: SocratesJohnson
liberal judges rule by personal/political feelings
Conservative judges rule by the law

Every big supreme court case, you always heard, we know how the liberal judges will vote, but we don't know how the conservatives will vote.

100 dollars of ATS money that the judge was appointed by a Dem president


Reagan appointee.

I accept all major ATS credit cards.



posted on Nov, 21 2018 @ 12:03 PM
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The primary reason for female genital mutilation is to take the pleasure that woman can experience from sex away, the belief of the savages whom commit this act is that it make's a woman more faithful and less likely to have sex with other men so is actually a form of enslavement.
It is a traditional tribal practice and has no religious purpose that is carried out by mainly Islamic tribal people's such as those in Pakistan, Afghanistan etc.
It is also an indigenous practice among many African tribes.
Most men within these cultures were it has been practiced for generation's do not know what a woman's body is supposed to look like since there experiences is only of woman with most of there outer genitalia removed often leaving only a tiny orifice, this can and does also complicate child birth as well as increase the potential for genital infection's among the female population, it also rob's those woman of most sexual stimuli.

It is a cruel, barbaric and NON religious act carried out to make woman subservient and docile or that is the intent.

To outlaw this inhumane practice would in no way be against the US constitution since it is actually a tradition NOT a religion or a religious mandate unlike male circumcision which is merely the removal of the foreskin.
The closest analogy to a male version would be not only to remove the foreskin but to completely remove the tip of the penis entirely.

I think this judge need's to be removed from office.



posted on Nov, 21 2018 @ 12:05 PM
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Circumcision might have various health benefits, including:



Might is the word that stands out here!! It's culturally almost as bad as FGM just no were near as horrific.



posted on Nov, 21 2018 @ 12:05 PM
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originally posted by: SocratesJohnson
liberal judges rule by personal/political feelings
Conservative judges rule by the law

Every big supreme court case, you always heard, we know how the liberal judges will vote, but we don't know how the conservatives will vote.



Indisputably true. 100% correct.

Pathetic.

I wonder where the feminists stand on this ruling? The practice that is intended to make women subservient to men has just been deemed ‘constitutional’.
Will we see protests from the usual groups? Or are they just fakes who don’t care about women’s rights?

This ruling will be overturned by every sane judge in the nation every time it comes to court. ( I said ‘sane’ judge)



posted on Nov, 21 2018 @ 12:08 PM
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Digging deeper I found this ....

The federal law was passed in 1996 under the Commerce Clause of the Constitution. The federal judge ruled the banning of the procedure under the clause was unconstitutional.

“There is nothing commercial or economic about FGM,” Friedman wrote in the opinion. “[FGM] is not part of a larger market and it has no demonstrated effect on interstate commerce. The Commerce Clause does not permit Congress to regulate a crime of this nature.”



posted on Nov, 21 2018 @ 12:08 PM
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It's ridiculous how they (the US) believe the hype about the 'health benefits' with male circumcision, It's absolute spin and lies to make more money from parents who have just had a child. They don't have tax funded healthcare like every other developed nation in the world, if there was a definitive medical benefit from male circumcision then every EU nation's health system would do the same, they don't, neither does most of the world.
It is barbaric, not as bad as some of the forms of FGM, but barbaric nonetheless.
Leather penis for you son, you ain't allowed to experience sensitivity...ask any bloke who was circumcised late in life after having an active sex life.



posted on Nov, 21 2018 @ 12:13 PM
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Actually it DOES have a slight preventative benefit as far as Aid's is concerned.
It all has to do with specialized immune cell's called Langerhans cell's which you have on much of your skin but which are richer on the foreskin.
www.circumstitions.com...

However it does leave the male genitalia open to other infection's and there are a number of health related complications to circumcision (male circumcision is Circumcision - FGM is NOT circumcision it is wrongly called female circumcision but has very little similarity if any at all).

Unlike Female Genital Mutilation male Circumcision is used to cure some medical condition's often in childhood were it is fairly common for boys' to be born with foreskin that is too tight AND it is also a religious mandate of some of the world's major religion's.



posted on Nov, 21 2018 @ 12:13 PM
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... So I post health benefits and you ignore it. It's proven to reduce STD transmission ... And the term might is used on that website because it's only touching on the topic and circumcision is not proven to help during oral or anal sex.

The health benefits are factually proven.



posted on Nov, 21 2018 @ 12:14 PM
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a reply to: CornishCeltGuy


So true, they remind of mushrooms. Feed 'em crap and keep 'em in the dark.



posted on Nov, 21 2018 @ 12:14 PM
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a reply to: Xtrozero



A federal judge on Tuesday ruled that the U.S. law banning female genital mutilation was unconstitutional and dismissed charges against several doctors in Michigan who carried out the procedure on underage girls as part Muslim sect’s religious practice.


You wanted freedom of religion, you got it.



posted on Nov, 21 2018 @ 12:15 PM
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a reply to: OccamsRazor04
Wow you really drunk the kool-aid didn't you.
Sorry fella, we don't cut our male babies genitals in the EU like you do in the US, we will never find agreement, I think it is barbaric, and most of the world agrees with me.
Routinely cutting genitals WTF?



posted on Nov, 21 2018 @ 12:18 PM
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a reply to: OccamsRazor04

Only aid's as far as I know, other STD's it may actually increase the likelihood of contracting.
The langerhans cell's are part of the immune system and aid's directly attack's that so uses what was meant as a defense for your body to it's own advantage.



posted on Nov, 21 2018 @ 12:18 PM
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Yep, it's that simple. But then what fun would people have condemning this judge and calling him all kinds of names?



posted on Nov, 21 2018 @ 12:19 PM
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Sorry it's scientifically proven. Your choice of ignorance doesn't change that.

Evidence supporting the effectiveness of adult circumcision for the reduction of HIV acquisition in men is strong and is based on several randomized controlled trials performed in the developing world.
www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov...

It also conveys the used risk of penile cancer and cervical cancer in partners.



posted on Nov, 21 2018 @ 12:19 PM
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There's also reason to be skeptical that encouraging more circumcisions in the US would meaningfully reduce the STI rate when you look at how we stack up to Europe. In Northern and Western Europe, rates of HIV are lower than they are in the US, despite the fact that most American men are circumcised and most European men are not.


Is circumcised penis healthier?



posted on Nov, 21 2018 @ 12:19 PM
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originally posted by: Breakthestreak

originally posted by: SocratesJohnson
liberal judges rule by personal/political feelings
Conservative judges rule by the law

Every big supreme court case, you always heard, we know how the liberal judges will vote, but we don't know how the conservatives will vote.



Indisputably true. 100% correct.

Pathetic.

I wonder where the feminists stand on this ruling? The practice that is intended to make women subservient to men has just been deemed ‘constitutional’.
Will we see protests from the usual groups? Or are they just fakes who don’t care about women’s rights?

This ruling will be overturned by every sane judge in the nation every time it comes to court. ( I said ‘sane’ judge)


Only the judge was a Regan appointee. The rulling was made on grounds that it's a state matter not a federal one.



posted on Nov, 21 2018 @ 12:21 PM
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To be fair I think that is down to a higher literacy rate and higher living standard's in much of Europe than in the US.



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