San Francisco circumcision ban may be lifted via Superior Court judge ruling

By on Jul 28, 2011 in Health, United States Comments

Circumcision ban in San Francisco may be removed from the November ballot, as being ruled by a Superior Court judge on Wednesday, July 27, 2011.

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According to US news sites that day, Superior Court Judge Loretta Giorgi announced its ruling on lifting the circumcision ban in San Francisco and should not be included in the November ballot.

“The evidence presented is overwhelmingly persuasive that circumcision is a widely practiced medical procedure,” Judge Loretta Giorgi was quoted on Bloomberg.

“State law ‘speaks directly to the issue of local regulation of medical procedures and leaves no room for localities to regulate in this area,'” the judge added on her released statement.

Furthermore, Judge Giorgi noted that there is no legitimate purpose to ban circumcision and the measure is being prohibited under the California’s Business and Professions Code.

If the ruling will pursue, San Francisco residents will not be voting in November on whether to prohibit circumcision, which the judge explained that circumcision is a widely practiced medical procedure.

Last month, a lawsuit was filed by a group of doctors, families and community groups, arguing that it was anti-Semitic and violated state law, with the judge being expected to finalize her ruling via a court hearing on Thursday.

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