Brian Erp is Associate Director of the Yale-Hastings Program in Ethics and Health Policy at Yale University and The Hastings Center Bioethics Research Institute, and a Research Fellow in the Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics at the University of Oxford.
He covers very well the modern international situation and legal and ethical dilemmas in this Youtube video.
Recent court cases in England and the United States have highlighted a paradox in the current legal treatment of female, male, and intersex children with respect to the protections they are afforded against medically unnecessary genital cutting. In particular, there are legally prohibited forms of female genital cutting (such as the so-called ritual ‘nick’) that are less invasive or risky than permitted forms of male and intersex genital cutting, creating a “collision course” for law and policy in the immediate future.
In response to local vegan MP’s post about slaughterhouses’ dubious conduct in the humane treatment of animals – she did not mention halal or kosher slaughter methods …
Video every kill by law. Method of slaughter to be included in food labeling. Stop meat that has been slaughtered according to Islamic or Jewish hard line religious law being put into the food chain without being labelled as such – the cult followers insist that their meat is labelled – ordinary people don’t want to subsidize this gross form of occult practice that is cruel to animals. Stop cult followers from cruelly slitting the throats of animals in the name of their idols – this is gross – they are more concerned with religious doctrine than the humane treatment of animals – they are quite prepared to skin the peni of their male children (this should be legislated against) so there is not much hope of these religious zealots reforming their bronze age cult without legislation. It was sexist not to include boys and intersex children in the legislation that claims to protect Somali heritage Muslim British girls from these barbaric cult rituals. Shame on you Politicians – for allowing that to happen – it was because the Politically correct had a crisis of cause – and Mr Rothschild wanders around the corridors of power without being elected – religious “freedom” or protect all children from their parents desire to mutilate them – you guys chose to let boys and intersex kids be cut about for an easy political life. Disgusting. Sexist, Discriminates against Somalis in favour of Jews and other Muslims. Totally messed up morals – inept application of ethics in the unsuccesful legislation – how can you tell a person -“you can dock your son’s penis on the kitchen table if you like – but don’t send your girl to a top Egyptian surgeon who will take only a symbolic nick from her genitalia to acknowledge the hadith”. Change the law so all children are protected – no child has religious freedom to avoid their penis being skinned – no baby has a religion. It’s touching you are concerned for animal welfare – but still in this country baby boys die from circumcision operations that are totally medically uncalled for. Barbarians. Many modern Jews no longer do this blood sacrifice ritual anymore – so the rest of the cult followers can follow suite. Religious freedom is not license to be cruel to children and animals. I will be following your efforts on these fronts. Is genital mutilation a Labour Policy so long as it is not a girl?
Death for another child. Christians in Egypt guilty of FGM …
“Despite the ban in 2008, female genital mutilation (FGM) is still widespread in Egypt, especially in rural areas. It is practised among Muslims as well as Egypt’s minority Christians.
The law led to the first prison sentence against a doctor in Egypt in January 2015, with the girl’s father in that case given a three-month suspended sentence.
On Sunday, Mousa’s sister had just undergone the operation before she was sent in for surgery.
The girls’ mother is a nurse, while their late father was a surgeon. The operation was being carried out by a registered female doctor, according to Abdel-Samee”
Egyptian girl dies during banned female genital mutilation operation