Governor Jerry Brown Enacts New Laws In California

by Staff Blogger | October 3rd, 2011

October 3, 2011

Governor Jerry Brown enacted several pieces of legislature on Sunday that will directly impact the health care and insurance Californians receive. One of these new laws, which removed the ban on male circumcisions, has caused quite a stir.

According to The Oakland Tribune, the new law prohibits cities and counties from banning male circumcisions. Those supporting the legislature say the law will protect religious freedoms, as the procedure is a religious tradition most Jewish and Muslim males have performed. Also, experts say the procedure reduces the risk for infections, such as HIV and cancer.

Those against the bill likened the procedure to that of female circumcision, which has long been outlawed in the United States because of the negative impact on a woman’s mental and physical health, neither which are problems linked to male circumcision.

The California Accident Attorneys with Berg Injury Lawyers want to hear your opinions on the recently passed bill. Will the new law protecting circumcision rights also protect basic first amendment rights to freedom of religion, or is the procedure barbaric, out of date, and/or unethical? Post what you think on our Facebook wall.