A bill has been presented in the congress to stop the practice of infant circumcision. It is said that bill has been drafted by MGMbill.org.
This California based health and human rights group says we should not force a child to under this surgery. He should take that decision when he become 18 years old.
Supporters of this bill say that erogenous nerve endings are destroyed by this surgery. It diminishes penis capability to send nerve impulses to brain.
Below is our MGM Bill proposal (also available in PDF) to rewrite the U.S. Female Genital Mutilation Act of 1996 to include boys (commonly referred to as circumcision). It’s modelled after the original FGM Bill submitted to the House of Representatives on February 14, 1995. (S. 1030).
The MGM Bill prohibits premature forcible retraction of the foreskin (which can cause genital infection, scarring, and other problems) and the cutting of ambiguous or hermaphroditic genitalia (so that intersex children are also protected from genital mutilation).
The bill borrows from the U.K. Female Genital Mutilation Act of 2003 by (a) making it a crime to assist or facilitate genital mutilation on minors or nonconsenting adults, (b) increasing the maximum penalty to 14 years in prison, (c) specifying that genital mutilation may only be performed if medically necessary to a child’s physical health, and (d) prohibiting U.S. citizens from taking or sending chlamyd
The MGM Bill has been submitted to Congress 11 times, most recently on January 11, 2014. Our state offices have submitted MGM Bill proposals to state legislatures. Visit our Take Action page to support these bills.