Denmark Vows To Ban ‘Inhumane’ Circumcision For Boys Beneath 18

Denmark has vowed to ban the ‘inhumane’ practise of performing circumcision on boys below the age of 18. 

The proposed ban follows a current Megafon ballot which confirmed that 83 p.c of Danes wished the merciless medical process made unlawful. experiences: As in quite a lot of different international locations, abnormal residents can begin a petition to the Danish Parliament on points they really feel strongly about by way of the web site. If a suggestion receives a minimal of 50,000 supporters inside 180 days, Folketinget is obliged to debate it.

Intact Denmark has submitted its suggestion and is ready for it to be authorized and posted on the web site for signing.

It’s all about freedom of alternative

“If folks wish to let themselves be circumcised then they need to have the chance to make that alternative as an grownup. In any other case, they should be allowed to develop up with their physique intact,” stated chairperson of the organisation, Lena Nyhus.

Nonetheless, the difficulty is fraught with cultural and non secular baggage, as male circumcision is usually practiced by each Jews and Muslims.

Lately the controversy was reignited due to the publication of a ebook for distribution in colleges that incorporates a brief story written by ex-member of parliament Özlem Cekic specializing in the cultural features of the circumcision of boys.

A matter of nationwide safety

Dansk Folkeparti, who wish to see the ebook withdrawn earlier than it’s distributed, are extra circumspect in the case of Intact Denmark’s suggestion.

“There may very well be a nationwide safety danger if Denmark turns into the primary nation to ban circumcision,” stated Liselott Blixt, well being spokesperson for DF.

She went on to say that this side should be investigated additional earlier than any choice is made. The get together additionally intends to ask the moral council Etisk Råd to take a place on the matter.

Nyhus, in the meantime, is ready to take the danger.

“If we may be threatened as a result of somebody makes a drawing, there’s additionally a danger that there may very well be penalties if we shield kids on this space. It’s a danger we really feel is price working as a result of it issues a elementary safety of kids’s pursuits in Denmark,” she stated.