While many Americans may be circumcised, largely as a result of the prevalent Judeo-Christian tradition in the country, that isn’t the case everywhere else. And if a new law passes in Iceland, circumcisions in the country will become not just rare, but illegal.
A new proposed legislative amendment would ban the practice of childhood circumcision, making circumcision of a child illegal, and punishable by up to six years of prison time.
The bill, which is supported by members from at least five different political parties (including, among others, the Pirate Party, the Left Green, and the Progressive Party), calls for amendments to the current criminal code in the country.
In fact, the proposed legislation clearly states
“[Anyone found] removing sexual organs [from any child or woman], in whole or in part, shall be jailed for six years.”
And unlike many health and public safety laws in the United States, there isn’t an exemption on religious …
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