Is it Right to Nick?
This month, the American Academy of Pediatrics proposed that consideration be given to allowing U.S. doctors to perform a 'ritual nick' on the genitals of female infants, in the hopes that allowing such a practice might dissuade parents from subjecting the girls to traditional genital cutting procedures. The proposal is extremely controversial, and the recommendation proposed by the group would be prohibited under current law.
"The American Academy of Pediatrics opposes all types of female genital cutting that pose risks of physical or psychological harm, counsels its members not to perform such procedures, recommends that its members actively seek to dissuade families from carrying out harmful forms of FGC, and urges its members to provide patients and their parents with compassionate education about the harms of FGC while remaining sensitive to the cultural and religious reasons that motivate parents to seek this procedure for their daughters," the group said in a statement. We'll talk about the proposal, and the challenges faced when medicine mix with morality.
Professor of Law
Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
Cleveland State University
Strangely enough it is most difficult to convince women not to allow it tot be done their daughters or granddaughters than it is to convince a man that he should not allow it.
All genital circumcisions should be banned. All this religious nonsense has created enough problems.
So? What are your global views on rape, child porn, slave labor, and genocide? The global community should allow these criminal institutions if one particular country or cultural group legally and/or morally approves?
Quote:Sovereignty of nations must be respected unless a good case can be made that government has stopped functioning. Sovereignty of different cultures must be respected always. We have the right to promote the western view of human rights, we however are in no position, legally, morally, or ethically, to demand anything.So? What are your global views on rape, child porn, slave labor, and genocide? The global community should allow these criminal institutions if one particular country or cultural group legally and/or morally approves?
So if I found an island nation that allows me to cannibalize the brains and hands of infants and toddlers under the auspice of religious rites and practices, you'd respect my sovereignty and cultural differences?