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I'm here today because my son was circumcised
 
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"I don't want any mom to feel what I feel... The pain that I feel, just being so sorry, and just looking at his penis everyday, knowing that I did that to him. How can you forgive yourself? How can you expect your son to forgive you for something like that?" ~Chelsi
Views: 4216 Brother K
Swedish Man Incredulous at America's Baby Circumcision
 
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"It's surprising that the U.S. still practices circumcision to such wide extent without really any reason to do it." ~Johann
Views: 2124 Brother K
CIRCUMCISION - The most horrific thing a nursing student had ever seen
 
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"They ripped the foreskin off the head of the penis" Andrea describes her shock when she witnessed a double circumcision as a nursing student. She participated in the Northwest Circumcision Protests in Seattle in July 2014.
Views: 8519 Brother K
AMERICAN CIRCUMCISION FREAKS OUT DANISH WOMAN
 
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Danish woman shocked that American parents are offered a circumcision choice for their baby in the hospital. She has never met or known a Danish man who had it done to him. I spoke to her on Michigan Avenue at last fall's Chicago Circumcision Crisis Protest.
Views: 4232 Brother K
Pediatrician dad admits circumcision pain
 
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"So I asked my dad, who is a pediatrician in the metro-Detroit area, and he told me the truth about circumcision.... 'Yes, it does hurt the babies. They do not generally use any anesthetics.'"
Views: 4801 Brother K
MOM'S CIRCUMCISION REGRET WILL MELT YOUR HEART
 
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Becky Santiago's appeal will melt your heart... unless it's made of stone. I spoke to her at the Chicago Circumcision Crisis Protest 2.0 on Thursday, October 13, 2016. Please donate to Bloodstained Men & Their Friends through the PayPal button on our website at bloodstainedmen.org Your kind donations will help us continue our aggressive protest schedule from coast to coast. "How do you care for an intact penis? It's so easy! "If intact, do not retract. Only clean what is seen." Taking care of an intact penis is easier than taking care of a girl's vulva and it's definitely easier than taking care of the open wound created by circumcision." ~Your Whole Baby http://www.yourwholebaby.org/basic-intact-care/
Views: 5940 Brother K
I didn't know that the foreskin is fused to the head of the penis
 
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"The nurse kept coming in and she kept asking me to sign this paper, this consent for circumcision paper." ~Vicki, protesting in Iowa City on Sunday, October 6, 2013.
Views: 10102 Brother K
COP TELLS CIRCUMCISION PROTESTER TO MOVE
 
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Bloodstained Men protested in Atlanta, Georgia on Monday, November 10, 2014. A state policewoman promised to bring us written guidelines that would support her claim that we could not protest on that corner of Centennial Park. Such guidelines never arrived. She came very close to manhandling BSM's co-director, Jonathan Friedman.
Views: 3580 Brother K
WEST VIRGINIA MAN SPEAKS OUT
 
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"I just had a baby boy. He's not circumcised.... I don't believe in circumcision, I guess. It was a covenant in the Bible, the Old Testament, I believe. To me, we need to put our children first." ~Nicholas, whose other sons are also intact. I met him outside CAMC Women and Children's Hospital in Charleston, West Virginia, during the CHARLESTON PROTEST - - MID-ATLANTIC & ACOG CIRCUMCISION CRISIS, Saturday, May 7, 2016. It's vital for parents to know proper intact care. Here's expert advice from Your Whole Baby: "EDUCATE YOURSELF -- Basic Care How do you care for an intact penis? It's so easy! "If intact, do not retract. Only clean what is seen." Taking care of an intact penis is easier than taking care of a girl's vulva and it's definitely easier than taking care of the open wound created by circumcision. You may be wondering, if it's so easy why is there so much information on proper "intact care"? Because the majority of American doctors are uneducated on the normal, whole male anatomy and they will tell you to retract your son's foreskin. Forced retraction is the cause of almost any and all problems that intact boys have. No forced retraction=no problems. It is important that you understand proper intact care so that you feel comfortable and confident discussing this topic with your son's doctor. Many American doctors will direct you to retract your son's foreskin to clean. Your doctor may also try to forcibly retract your son during his well visits. Make sure you have clearly explained your expectations to your son's pediatrician in advance (and repeatedly) and keep a close eye on him/her to make sure he/she is respecting your wishes. In other countries, where whole genitals are the norm, this is common knowledge, but in America there is a good chance you will be more educated than your doctor on intact care. Psychology Today estimates that there are more than 100,000 cases of forced retraction annually. Forced retraction can be very painful and can lead to complications that may need surgery to correct. http://www.yourwholebaby.org/basic-intact-care/
Views: 2286 Brother K
Forced Retraction Injury can lead to circumcision recommendation
 
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John V. Geisheker, director of Doctors Opposing Circumcision, fields complaints from parents about injuries that doctors inflict on their sons by forced retraction. I spoke to him at the 13th International Symposium on Genital Autonomy and Children's Rights. John V. Geisheker, J.D., LL.M. Executive Director and General Counsel Telephone (cell): +1 206-465-6636 docdirector.geisheker@gmail.com http://www.doctorsopposingcircumcision.org/
Views: 1023 Brother K
WOMAN THREATENS CIRCUMCISION PROTESTERS WITH GARDEN SHEARS
 
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A North Dakota woman blocked one corner of today's Bismarck Circumcision Crisis Protest with a pair of garden shears. She repeatedly jabbed them at Brother K's crotch, smirking and jeering the whole time. Brother K and Brett Johnson were carrying Bloodstained Men's large sign around the intersection when she suddenly appeared with the shears & a crudely-worded sign. Brother K called 911, and the police ordered her to put the garden shears in her car. She stayed a few minutes after that, then left in frustration and rage, drove by an hour later, and flipped off the protesters.
Views: 11752 Brother K
CIRCUMCISION FIXES BIRTH DEFECT, MOM SAYS
 
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"I REMEMBER PEELING HIS BLOODY PENIS OFF OF HIS DIAPER, and crying, and asking my mom what they did to him. She said, "All boys are born with a birth defect, and they have to have it fixed." Stephanie
Views: 5671 Brother K
CIRCUMCISION INSANITY IN AMERICA
 
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This is the pro-circumcision public in the United States. The American people have made fools of themselves, and mocked the foundation of our nation's freedom. This man threw wild accusations at me, so I turned on the camera to get his remarks on film. There were a number of intactivists in Portland, Oregon during the Pacific Northwest Circumcision Protests in July 2014.
Views: 1371 Brother K
I OWE MY FORESKIN TO SOME POOR LITTLE LAD
 
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A twist of fate saved him from the circumcision chamber. SUPERBOWL 50 CIRCUMCISION CRISIS PROTEST
Views: 2796 Brother K
"CHALLENGE CONFORMITY" REJECT CIRCUMCISION
 
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An eloquent Texas mom appeals to American parents: "I challenge all of you parents, if you're expecting a son.. please ... please go against the grain. Circumcision is declining for many good reasons." ~Tanya
Views: 899 Brother K
CIRCUMCISION - BABY SCREAMS, TURNS PURPLE, PASSES OUT
 
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A Reno, Nevada, nurse describes what she witnessed in the hospital's circumcision chamber. This was a Bloodstained Men protest in Reno on Sunday, August 17, 2014.
Views: 4863 Brother K
FLORIDA WOMAN'S DAD TOLD HER "CIRCUMCISION IS WRONG."
 
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She and her son protested with Bloodstained Men during the 2017 Florida Circumcision Crisis Protests.
Views: 2390 Brother K
ROAD RAGE AT CIRCUMCISION PROTEST
 
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"I HOPE YOU DO PUT THIS ON FACEBOOK! YOU'RE SICK! YOU'RE DISGUSTING!" An infuriated motorist jumped out of his vehicle at a stoplight during yesterday's Jacksonville, NC Circumcision Crisis Protest. If he had an open mind, he could learn more about the genital mutilation of American men at BloodstainedMen.com video by Brett Johnson
Views: 5463 Brother K
Ronald Goldman testifies on circumcision trauma at historic PACE hearing
 
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"Circumcision is a trauma." Psychologist Ronald Goldman, PhD, testifies at the historic Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) hearing on January 28, 2014, an unprecedented debate on baby circumcision.... "As a Jew and a psychologist, I understand the stress that religious communities feel in connection with questioning of circumcision... I raise these questions out of deep caring and compassion, for our community generally, and our male infants in particular. We are inflicting, generally, unrecognized harm with circumcision, and the perpetuation of this harm is far greater a concern than the discomfort that comes from confronting the advisability of this practice. Many Jews who do not circumcise in North America, South America, Europe, and Israel support this view." ~Ronald Goldman, PhD, author, "Circumcision: The Hidden Trauma - How an American Cultural Practice Affects Infants and Ultimately Us All" - Foreword by Ashley Montagu, Ph.D. 320 pages • 576 references • illustrated • bibliography • index • Vanguard Publications, trade paper ISBN http://www.circumcision.org/cht.htm
Views: 4075 Brother K
CITY ATTORNEY TO RESEARCH CIRCUMCISION
 
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BREAKING NEWS ON TAPE: THE Kirkland, Washington CITY COUNCIL ASKED THE CITY ATTORNEY TO LOOK AT REGULATING MEDICAL CIRCUMCISION, after intactivist John Sambrook's speech to the city council last night. Thanks to all the intactivists who wrote the city council with information about the modern day horror in our hospitals known as "circumcision."
Views: 1395 Brother K
NO WAY! My baby's father wanted to circumcise him.
 
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"It's his own body. I don't think we should dictate what my son wants." ~Alexa, interviewed at SF Pride 2014 http://bloodstainedmen.com/
Views: 1822 Brother K
CIRCUMCISION: A RABBI'S SON SPEAKS OUT
 
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*** INTACTIVISM IN AMERICAN HISTORY *** A pioneer of our movement, Norm Cohen, founder, NOCIRC of Michigan, speaks eloquently about the right of a man to choice. Circumcision is a permanent injury that cannot be undone. Norm Cohen & Intactivist Circle will meet in Washington, DC from May 5-7, 2017 for the annual gathering of Intactivists Foreskin 2017. Event link https://www.facebook.com/events/264587767227356/ NOCIRC of Michigan's website http://www.nocircofmi.org/ ... THIS IS A CLIP from the acclaimed documentary "Whose Body, Whose Rights," part of James Loewen's Intactivist History Project. Intactivist Tim Hammond's 1995 documentary explores the genital mutilation of unconsenting children. Recipient of the Creative Excellence award at the 1996 U.S. International Film and Video Festival. Honorable Mention at the 1996 Philadelphia Film Festival. Best of Festival at the First Annual Stark Video & Film Festival (1997). Link to the film https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5JsieythZvU
Views: 1077 Brother K
ACLU Supports Circumcision Baby Boy Genital Cutting - Irony & Cruelty in American Law & Equal Rights
 
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On Monday, July 1, 2013, renowned Intactivist videographer & historian, James Loewen, attended & documented the first "Independence Day for Boys in America", sponsored by Bloodstained Men & Their Friends on Facebook. The protesters demonstrated at the San Francisco Ferry Building & Justin Herman Plaza, then took a break for lunch, where a man on the street marched by them with a sneer. James Loewen promptly got up from lunch and educated a nearby ACLU volunteer, who later said that he was brought up in a religion that supports the cutting of a boy's penis as an act of worship to their god. American constitutional law requires that baby boys have Equal Rights with baby girls, whose genitals are protected by Federal law from any cosmetic or religious surgery.
Views: 1657 Brother K
Circumcision: "Trauma that you live with."
 
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"A lot of the violent problems that we have are caused by men.... What culture are we creating for men that is damaging to men, that creates a violent culture for them to do violence unto others." ~Bill Ellis, who protested with Intact New York and Bloodstained Men in New York City's Financial District on Monday, November 25, 2013
Views: 5282 Brother K
Circumcision "a human rights violation of the most brutal, personal kind."
 
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"I realized that if I didn't speak out, how many other women would not have the information they want, and they need, to make the best choice for their child.... It's a human rights violation of the most brutal, personal kind." ~Erika Talvitie, Press Secretary for the Bloodstained Men & Their Friends. I spoke to her at the Buffalo, New York, circumcision protest on Monday, September 15, 2014. http://bloodstainedmen.com/
Views: 860 Brother K
THE FATHER CHOSE TO CUT THE SON
 
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A heartbreaking moment on the frontlines of the struggle for human rights. Dominic spoke to a mother and her son at last week's Seattle protest. — with Bemton Dominic and Brother K. EDUCATE YOURSELF Basic Care How do you care for an intact penis? It's so easy! "If intact, do not retract. Only clean what is seen." Taking care of an intact penis is easier than taking care of a girl's vulva and it's definitely easier than taking care of the open wound created by circumcision. You may be wondering, if it's so easy why is there so much information on proper "intact care"? Because the majority of American doctors are uneducated on the normal, whole male anatomy and they will tell you to retract your son's foreskin. Forced retraction is the cause of almost any and all problems that intact boys have. No forced retraction=no problems. It is important that you understand proper intact care so that you feel comfortable and confident discussing this topic with your son's doctor. Many American doctors will direct you to retract your son's foreskin to clean. Your doctor may also try to forcibly retract your son during his well visits. Make sure you have clearly explained your expectations to your son's pediatrician in advance (and repeatedly) and keep a close eye on him/her to make sure he/she is respecting your wishes. In other countries, where whole genitals are the norm, this is common knowledge, but in America there is a good chance you will be more educated than your doctor on intact care. Psychology Today estimates that there are more than 100,000 cases of forced retraction annually. Forced retraction can be very painful and can lead to complications that may need surgery to correct. Print a copy of this two-sided brochure to take to your son's first well exam. It has information from the AAP, The Canadian Urological Association and other respected sources. http://www.yourwholebaby.org/basic-intact-care/
Views: 1020 Brother K
CIRCUMCISION: PHYSICIAN'S STATEMENT OF CONSCIENCE
 
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*** AN EXTRAORDINARY STATEMENT *** "Christopher Guest, MD, FRCPC, medical director of Children's Health & Human Rights Partnership reveals his understanding of the complex human rights issue of genital integrity and how to discuss it with prospective parents." ~James Loewen You can see the complete interview at Bonobo3D on YouTube Thank you, James Loewen, for permission to post this profound statement
Views: 886 Brother K
CIRCUMCISION TRAUMA IS PERMANENT
 
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John Sambrook, a software engineer, says that circumcision trauma leaves permanent traces in the brain. He appeals to American parents to protect their sons against circumcision. — with John Sambrook and Brother K in Spokane, Washington.
Views: 1011 Brother K
"THANK GOD I'M NOT A BOY. I WOULD HAVE BEEN CIRCUMCISED."
 
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I met this extraordinary woman at the first Minneapolis protest on Tuesday, July 25, 2017. She fled Africa in August 2016, after learning to speak English through the subtitles on Netflix movies.
Views: 1768 Brother K
AN INCREDIBLE SADNESS
 
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James Loewen has documented so much of intactivism's history in photographs, videos, and personal statements. At yesterday's Memorial for Jonathon Conte, he spoke what all of us feel in a powerful eulogy to our fallen friend, Jonathon Conte, who led Bay Area Intactivists to worldwide prominence.
Views: 548 Brother K
Circumcision is enforced on children
 
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"It's A Boy" filmmaker Victor Schonfeld testifies at the historic Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) hearing on January 28, 2014, an unprecedented debate on baby circumcision. "If the claims of health benefits that the Israeli doctors in the propaganda film made are so persuasive, then young men across Europe would be choosing to be circumcised. They are not. Doctors' associations across Europe say routine circumcision is not justified. The harm caused by circumcision is undeniable. That's why it's done to children, because they cannot object. We can get away with doing it to them by the use of force.... The Israeli documentary denies babies feel pain. This is a blatant piece of falsehood, and discredits any claims of medical benefits in that film." http://www.itsaboythefilm.co.uk/
Views: 674 Brother K
CIRCUMCISION: "MY BODY WAS VANDALIZED"
 
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"The vandal who vandalized me was sanctioned by my parents." ~Patrick Smyth, a trustee of NORM UK, in his first visit to the United States, reveals the trauma that he has suffered from baby circumcision. He protested with Bloodstained Men in Denver prior to the 13th International Symposium on Genital Autonomy and Children's Rights in Boulder, where I interviewed him. He will return to Denver on Sunday and Monday, July 27 & 28, another Bloodstained Men protest at the corner of Broadway & E. Colfax.
Views: 845 Brother K
CIRCUMCISION PROTESTER ARRESTED IN ALABAMA
 
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I want to thank all the compassionate intactivists who protested with Bloodstained Men & Their Friends in Tuscaloosa, Alabama on Saturday, November 8, 2014, without fear of the law, because we were exercising our constitutional right of free speech and assembly. Unfortunately, enraged passersby called the Tuscaloosa Police Department and falsely reported that we were exposing our genitals in public, leading to my arrest, and a charge against Kelley Heitzman as well. She and I must appear in Tuscaloosa Municipal Court next week on charges related to a city ordinance that prohibits all protests that do not have permission from the city. I am charged with "Obstructing Governmental Operations" ~Video supplied courtesy of Amanda Renee Dover DuBose
Views: 5080 Brother K
CIRCUMCISION EXPOSED - DOCTORS ASHAMED
 
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"We know that the AAP circumcision policy is responsible for many doctors recommending this to parents, and many parents suggesting it because the AAP recommends it. We've actually had a really strong, positive reception from the doctors. A lot of them agree with us. They understand that circumcision is wrong, it's painful, it's harmful." ~Brian Herrity, protesting at the 2014 American Academy of Pediatrics convention for the AAP's cruel circumcision policy.
Views: 1868 Brother K
CIRCUMCISION GUILTED MOM FOR 27 YEARS
 
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"I AM SO RELIEVED THAT I DID THE RIGHT THING." A Philadelphia mom with a heartwarming story. I spoke to her at the Philadelphia Circumcision Crisis Protest on Thursday, October 6, 2016. ... A CRIME AGAINST OUR CHILDREN... Legal scholar Peter Adler destroys any defense of baby circumcision in his groundbreaking analysis, "IS CIRCUMCISION LEGAL." His paper will be the framework for a ruling by the Supreme Court someday that the 14th Amendment protects baby boys under the same law that protects baby girls. Mr. Adler concludes, "Moreover, physicians and parents would need to prove that the surgery is in the best interests of the child, which includes proving that the child, if able, would have chosen the surgery for himself. Circumcision fails all of these tests. In short, under any analysis, circumcision is illegal." http://arclaw.org/sites/default/files/adler-is-circumcision-legal.pdf ... DON'T FALL FOR THE CIRCUMCISION SCAM ... More American parents are following the advice of the European medical community, which has condemned American doctors for circumcising baby boys. The Royal Dutch Medical Association reports: "International physicians protest against American Academy of Pediatrics’ policy on infant male circumcision. Circumcision conflicts with children’s rights and doctors’ oath and can have serious long-term consequences, state an international group of 38 physicians from 16 European countries in Pediatrics today." http://www.knmg.nl/Nieuws/Overzicht-nieuws/Nieuwsbericht/129608/International-physicians-protest-against-American-Academy-of-Pediatrics-policy-on-infant-male-circumcision.htm ... Unfortunately, it sometimes happens that the father will pressure and manipulate the mother, even threaten and bully her into cutting their baby... https://web.archive.org/web/20160311023410/http://stopcirc.com/vincent/vulnerability_of_men.html ... "Doctors Opposing Circumcision (D.O.C.) is dedicated to ending routine, non-therapeutic circumcision – the genital cutting of infants. Babies are born with perfectly designed genitalia, and no one has the right to inflict this unnecessary procedure on them as they grow – for any reason. "We endeavor to raise awareness and challenge prevailing opinion. We provide support and guidance to parents and medical providers who wish to make honest and thoughtful decisions, regardless of tradition or cultural pressures. D.O.C. envisions a world where children are protected from unnecessary genital reduction surgeries and are free to develop as nature intended. And with your support, we will get there. "Did you know? "No other country in the world routinely circumcises its baby boys for non-religious reasons. "The foreskin is perfectly normal, healthy tissue that plays an important role in sexuality. "Circumcision has no justifiable benefits and is in fact harmful – from pain and suffering, to surgical botches, to reduced maternal-child bonding. "Medical authorities throughout the world consider circumcision medically unnecessary and unethical. "Join us. Together we can stop this practice. "We welcome parents who wish to protect their infants, and those who feel remorseful about circumcising their children. We welcome doctors who no longer wish to perform this unnecessary and harmful surgery, healthcare professionals who wish to support parents, and men aggrieved by their circumcisions. Join us and take a stand to stop circumcision. Do it for the children." ~Doctors Opposing Circumcision http://www.doctorsopposingcircumcision.org/
Views: 564 Brother K
CALIFORNIA GRANDMOTHER AGAINST CIRCUMCISION
 
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"My grandbaby is intact." ~Renee, a California grandmother, who expressed her support for a Bloodstained Men protest in Walnut Creek, California, on Thursday, June 26, 2014.
Views: 491 Brother K
RADIO JOCK TO CIRCUMCISION PROTESTER: "WE'RE NOT HERE TO EDUCATE"
 
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#savingchase circumcision protester Rebecca calls into West Palm Beach, Florida, radio show http://www.wzzr.com/media/podcast-love-doctors-on-demand-lovedoctors/november-24-2014-hour-5-25614508/ November 24, 2014 - Hour 5 on Real Radio 94.3fm http://savingchase.org/ On November 6, 2014, a Florida court decided that a healthy four year old boy will undergo an unnecessary, risky surgery at the insistence of his father. The boy's name is Chase and his mother is fighting a battle to save him. According to court records, in December 2011, Heather Hironimus signed a parenting agreement which gave Chase's father, Dennis Nebus, permission to have their (then) baby boy circumcised. Three years later, Chase is still intact, happy and healthy. Heather Hironimus realized over the years that removing Chase's foreskin was unnecessary, and as he became older the surgery, and anesthesia, were fraught with additional risks. She argues that the surgery is purely cosmetic and that this clause of the parenting plan pertaining to an infant no longer applies to a now older, and more aware, boy. Pediatric urologist Charles Flack told the judge that circumcision here is not medically necessary. Genital autonomy advocates believe Chase's physical and mental health are at risk. He is aware of his body and does not want to have surgery on his genitals. Forcing a child to undergo cosmetic surgery is a violation of basic human rights and medical ethics. This is an unprecedented case worthy of international media attention. The purpose of this fundraiser is to draw awareness to Chase's plight and to provide a safe place for concerned citizens to contribute financially for the appeal. Heather has been prohibited from fundraising for her appeal, so we are doing it for her, without her participation. We are CHASE, Children's Health Advocates for Surgical Ethics, a coalition of genital autonomy activists committed to saving Chase and other children from this barbaric, unnecessary invasion of their bodily rights. Funds contributed to CHASE will be collected by Doctors Opposing Circumcision, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. If you would like to donate through mail by sending a check, please click here. If you would like to contribute to our efforts in other ways, please contact us through our contact page. Erika Talvitie, Children's Advocates for Surgical Ethics Dedicated to a 4 year old boy in the state of Florida. He is being court ordered, against his loving mother's wishes, to undergo circumcision. https://www.facebook.com/ChasesGuardians
Views: 1127 Brother K
"I FEEL VIOLATED BY CIRCUMCISION."
 
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"WHAT DO YOU SAY TO THE PEOPLE LIKE ME WHO FEEL VIOLATED BY CIRCUMCISION?" ~Evan Roman, an American intactivist. He spoke to the Icelandic circumcision conference on April 17, 2018, Evan's mother apologized to him in a James Loewen video published on July 20, 2013. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gUFwPD8yfNU On December 10, 2013, Evan protested in San Francisco, California with me and the late Jonathon Conte and other Bay Area Intactivists. I've put that photo at the end of this video and will post it in the comments as well. _____ Evan Roman, An Espunkt, Brother K, Jonathon Conte and Frank McGinness at Human Rights Day Demonstration for Genital Autonomy. https://www.facebook.com/BayAreaIntactivists/photos/a.10153611986390331.1073741864.10150152211840331/10153611987710331/?type=3&theater
Views: 1278 Brother K
MAN DESCRIBES HIS CIRCUMCISION ANGUISH
 
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A man describes reliving circumcision in his therapy with psychiatrist Richard Schwartzman, who maintains a private practice in Solebury, PA. Dr. Schwartzman wrote "The Emotional Consequences of Circumcision" @ Beyond the Bris http://www.beyondthebris.com/2013/02/the-emotional-consequences-of.html
Views: 5127 Brother K
Circumcision Protest Attracts Bizarre Counterprotest
 
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Two men stalked me today on the streets of San Francisco. They followed closely in my footsteps as I protested against circumcision during the 46th Annual Advances & Controversies in Clinical Pediatrics conference. At one point they zigzagged through traffic to catch up with me at the corner of 3rd & Market. I gave them the slip several times -- they chased me around for about two hours.
Views: 2861 Brother K
DOCTOR SEES THE UGLY SIDE OF CIRCUMCISION
 
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DOCTORS ARE LISTENING. Dr. Alex Rotta talks to intactivists at the 2014 American Academy of Pediatrics convention in San Diego, California. He wrote me this letter from Cleveland, Ohio, where he is a critical care pediatrician. I met him at the 2014 AAP Convention Protest in San Diego. To: brotherk Subject: Follow up from San Diego Date: Fri, 31 Oct 2014 00:54:51 +0000 Dear Brother K, Thank you very much for sharing your e-mail address with my daughter. I am not active on social media so I asked her to contact you on my behalf as recalled you telling me you were on facebook. I hope you remember me. I am a critical care pediatrician from Cleveland and we met in San Diego. I have been doing a lot of thinking since meeting you and your colleagues at the AAP conference. I feel a mixture of enthusiasm and shame. I am enthusiastic to have met a group of dedicated individuals working for a great cause and promoting education on such an important topic. I feel some degree of shame because I regret not having paid more attention to this issue in the past. I have treated a small number of children with serious complications from circumcisions who came into our emergency department or critical care unit, but while I was trying to save their lives, I never made the moral/ethical connection that those symptoms were a result of a totally unnecessary procedure. And that’s regretful. I have a strong opinion about personal autonomy and tend to think of these mostly in matters of culture and religion as it applies to children. It took seeing your group for me to connect the dots. The fact that I am a critical care physician puts me on “taking care of the problem” mode, but I failed to see that the problem (harm from circumcisions) only occurs because of another bigger problem, this one totally unnecessary and preventable: the circumcision itself. This is so simple and one would think that an educated individual could make that connection. But in my world, it is sometimes easy to miss the forest for the trees, I guess. Since meeting you and spending the past couple of weeks reflecting and educating myself, I have joined Doctors Opposing Circumcision. They have been very welcoming. I look forward to learning from and collaborating with that group. I also decided that, although I loathe the culturally biased AAP statement on circumcision and have considered not being associated with that organization anymore; I believe that perhaps it would be more beneficial if I were to remain active. If all the dissenting voices leave, the AAP will look less and less what it should look like: an organization that protects and advances the well being of children in this country. I look forward to contributing to your cause in any way I can. And I thank you for allowing me to approach your group, welcoming me with an open mind, educating me and, most of all, for fighting for such an important issue. Warmest regards, Alex Alexandre T. Rotta, MD, FCCM, FAAP.
Views: 2465 Brother K
"My son is whole." ~Marisa
 
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"Before I had my daughter, I had no idea. Had she been a boy, she would have been circumcised because I didn't know any better. I'm so thankful for the Intactivists that I ran across... they led me to where I am today... I'm so thankful for those people I found on Facebook, because if it wasn't for them, I would have made a big mistake." ~Marisa
Views: 1028 Brother K
A conversation about a baby's botched circumcision
 
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A painful journey to intactivism, a different kind of regret... "I was in a hair salon. There was a woman that I was an acquaintance of, and she was very, very pregnant. I struggled for the hour and a half that I was there in the salon with her, whether or not I should say something. I was embarrassed, and worried about how it would come off. I didn't want her to think that I was weird for talking about her unborn baby's penis, and so I said nothing, and heard nothing from her, or about her birth, or anything until a year later. I found her on Facebook, and she was part of an Intactivist group. I had a conversation with her about her son's botched circumcision. She told me that if I had said something, it maybe wouldn't have happened, and I felt the same way. At that point I realized that I could not NOT say something ever again. So I came to DC to tell everybody not to cut their babies. It's harmful. It's dangerous. It's unnecessary. I don't ever want to hear ever again that they didn't know." ~Carrie Simon, protesting against circumcision at the White House, during the 21st GIAW, Genital Integrity Awareness Week.
Views: 1622 Brother K
YOU'RE LUCKY WE DON'T KILL YOU AND STONE YOU
 
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AN EXTRAORDINARY VIDEO OF CIRCUMCISION RAGE... IN ISRAEL... THE SAME RAGE WE'VE SEEN IN THE UNITED STATES. Israeli intactivist Alon Sivroni was educating two young women, when an older woman, apparently with them, rushed at him and threatened him with violence. "If I wasn't a lady, I would deck you right now!"
Views: 29446 Brother K
"I don't know any guy who's circumcised" ~Norwegian woman
 
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I met this woman at SF Pride 2014. She can't even pronounce the word, "circumcised," it's so unfamiliar to her. "It's not a thing in Norway. I don't know why you guys do it."
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AAP doc: "We'll stop circing when we get equal pay."
 
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"They're willing to maim males for life because of a problem they had nothing to do with... the kids get caught in the crossfire... based on events they had nothing to do with. It shows a culture gone psychotic." ~Harry Guiremand, protesting circumcision at the 2014 American Academy of Pediatrics convention in San Diego.
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Circumcision "a horror that you're inflicting on our sons"
 
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"We're outraged that the American Academy of Pediatrics has issued an official policy statement, declaring that the cruel practice of Genital Surgery on baby boys in the United States, that this cruel, barbaric, bizarre surgery has benefits. There is absolutely no benefit to baby circumcision, and far from a benefit, it is a terribly destructive, cruel, and barbaric surgery that removes well over half of the functional tissue of the human penis, destroys normal sexual function for the baby, for the rest of his life, when he grows up to be a man, changes the human penis -- the glans of the penis -- from an internal organ to an external organ." "We are going to end this horror in the United States. We are a free people. Circumcision is a tyrannical abuse of medical authority. No doctor should be performing religious or cultural surgery on a baby boy anywhere in the world, and certainly not in the land of the free -- the United States of America." "American doctors, I'm putting you on notice. We will follow you every time you hold a convention, everywhere you go, you will not escape the Bloodstained Men & Their Friends. We are going to stop what you're doing, this horror that you're inflicting on our sons." ~Brother K, protesting at the 2013 AAP convention in Orlando, Florida.
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BLACK WOMAN: CIRCUMCISION IS RACIST
 
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*** A BLACK MOM SPEAKS OUT *** I spoke to Katrina Ellison, founder of Black Parents In Support Of Intact Children, at the ACOG Protest on Saturday, May 6, 2017. The attendees at the 2017 Annual Clinical and Scientific Meeting of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) have some soul-searching to do. The ACOG leaders have endorsed the AAP's disgraced 2012 propaganda statement in favor of infant circumcision.
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CIRCUMCISION & THE ROOT OF ALL EVIL
 
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Indiana OB/GYN believes that money is the motivating factor for physicians who commit circumcision on healthy American babies. I spoke to Dr. Guy Silva at the 2018 ACOG Circumcision Protests last weekend.
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A WELL OILED CIRCUMCISION MACHINE
 
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"It's so important for new parents to be educated before they go in the hospital, otherwise they are very susceptible to this manipulation." ~Lloyd Schofield describes the repeated attempts by nurses & doctors to pressure new parents into circumcising their babies. He protested with Bay Area Intactivists at the 2014 AAP convention in San Diego.
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