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  • Appeal unlikely for S.F. circumcision ban ballot measure

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    August 24, 2011 | 2:54 pm

    Time appears to have run out for the proponents of a San Francisco ballot measure that would have banned circumcision of any boy under 18 in the city.

    The measure’s backers reportedly had been considering appealing the July 28 ruling by Superior Court Judge Loretta Giorgi that...

  • Foreskin Man, meet Vulva Girl

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    June 29, 2011 | 1:24 pm

    A new issue of “Foreskin Man,” the anti-circumcision comic book whose treatment of a Jewish ritual circumciser was widely critiqued as anti-Semitic, hit the web on June 29. It introduces Vulva Girl, a female counterpart to the comic book’s blonde, buff, eponymous hero.

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  • The realities of the circumcision debate

    June 2, 2011 | 4:32 pm

    There is nothing esthetically appealing about a Brit Milah, the circumcision procedure performed on an 8 day old Jewish baby boy.  To witness a barely one week old child strapped down with Velcro to a “Circ Board” in sight of everyone gathered is visually unappealing, if not...

  • In foreskin fight, even terminology is being disputed

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    May 31, 2011 | 2:57 pm

    According to the proponent of a ballot initiative to prohibit the act of surgically removing a male baby’s foreskin, the term “circumcision” is nothing but a euphemism.

    “Having your foreskin amputated is probably more like it,” said Jena Troutman, a doula and mother of...

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  • S.F. archbishop raps proposed circumcision ban

    May 25, 2011 | 3:23 pm

    San Francisco’s Catholic archbishop expressed his opposition to a city ballot initiative that would ban circumcision for minors.

    Archbishop George Niederauer condemned the initiative in a May 23 letter sent to the San Francisco Chronicle, his archdiocese’s newspaper reported.

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  • Circumcision wars in California

    May 24, 2011 | 5:52 pm

    The attempt to make circumcision illegal, including those performed for religious reasons, is spreading beyond San Francisco, which aimed last week to become the first American municipality to ban the practice. Now, residents of Santa Monica have filed a petition indicating that...