Tag Archives: human rights

WASHINGTON DC: Young intactivists hand out baby cards at annual DC protest

Who can decline a card from a child? Brings a tear to my eye …

Posted in Events | Tagged , , ,

ATTORNEYS FOR THE RIGHTS OF THE CHILD: Charleston Debate Marks Turning Point in Movement to Recognize Circumcision as a Human Rights Violation

(Reprinted directly from ARCLaw.org with permission.) The Twentieth Pitts Lectureship in Medical Ethics at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina, held on October 18-19, 2013, marked an awesome team win that activists for genital integrity were … Continue reading

Posted in Law, Medicine | Tagged , , , , ,

VAN LEWIS: Intactivist pioneer passed away today [6/6/2011]

UPDATE: Florida Today has published an obituary. The last time I saw Van Lewis, I had driven him to the Caltrain depot in San Francisco from Marilyn Milos’s place in the North Bay after she hosted a celebration following the … Continue reading

Posted in Culture | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

J. Steven Svoboda: Circumcision Lawsuits

As a lawyer, I had to post this discussion by J. Steven Svoboda of the Attorneys for the Rights of the Child. I’ve always dreamed of a law practice where the focus is on helping victims of coerced or substandard … Continue reading

Posted in Law | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

UK: Infant and child circumcision could violate Human Rights Act

The Telegraph reports that a lecturer in ethics at Glasgow University has published a paper in the journal Clinical Ethics, arguing that it is unethical to circumcise boys for no medical reason. Dr. David Shaw writes that a doctor who performs … Continue reading

Posted in Law | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments