This is the 14th event of The Great Plains & Midwest Circumcision Protests. A peaceful, family-friendly demonstration against forced infant circumcision. Please SPREAD THE WORD! Invite your friends who live nearby and post to local groups on Facebook! All intactivists are welcome, either in street clothes or bloodstained suits.
Routine infant circumcision is an unnecessary, elective, cosmetic procedure that removes healthy erogenous tissue from the penis. It is estimated that about 56% of American infant males are forced to endure this surgery. The foreskin is an essential organ with several important protective, immunologic, and sexual functions. It contains 20,000 specialized nerve endings and amounts to about 15 square inches in the adult male. The procedure is often very painful and has several risks and complications. It is estimated that 117 infants die each year in the United States as a result of infant circumcision. The foreskin is so much more than a “flap of skin” and circumcision is far from “just a snip.” This event is family-friendly; all are invited to join the demonstration, or simply stop by for more information.
There is no parental right to authorize genital surgery on a healthy baby, whether they are a girl, a boy, or intersex. Anyone who claims such a right is exercising the prerogative of tyrants, and physicians who perform this painful, unnecessary cosmetic procedure on children are in violation of their Hippocratic Oath to First Do No Harm, Primum Non Nocere. American doctors introduced circumcision as a cure for masturbation in the late 19th/early 20th century, and created the cultural and health-related myths that sustain it in the United States. It is performed on over half of all baby boys born in this country today, despite no medical organization in the world recommending routine infant circumcision. The Bloodstained Men & Their Friends will not stand by in silence as our nation inflicts this horror on our sons. We will protest the cruelty in every city in the nation, and America will hear us. Genital Surgery on a healthy baby is a depraved, even criminal, assault on a person, no matter their gender, nationality, or parent's religion.
Bloodstained Men is a non-profit organization run by volunteers across the country, dedicated to educating Americans about the harms of infant circumcision and the importance of the foreskin. For more information, please visit: https://www.facebook.com/BloodstainedMenTheirFriends or http://www.bloodstainedmen.com/
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Erika Talvitie, Press Secretary