A proposed law in South Carolina would make it illegal to “remove any healthy or non-diseased body part or tissue” on minors
A controversial bill proposed by a South Carolina Democrat would make it illegal for minors to alter or remove all or part of their genitals.
While the bill is primarily intended to prevent children and teens from making the permanent, life-changing decision to undergo a sex-change operation, the way it is currently worded would also prevent male circumcision during infancy, which is when circumcision is routinely done in much of our country.
Item 6 of the bill – called the “South Carolina Vulnerable Child Compassion and Protection Act”– prohibits the “removal any healthy or non-diseased body part or tissue” for minors.
Unless reworded, this would logically include the human foreskin, which 99.99% of the time is healthy and non-diseased tissue.
While many think of the procedure as a simple “snipping of the tip” of the penis, the surgery actually removes what would grow into 12-15 square inches of highly errogenous/super sensitive tissue, containing around 70,000 nerve endings.
It’s unclear whether Rep. Cezar McKnight intended for his bill to cover circumcision, but it will certainly open a huge can of worms (and hopefully shed some light on the truth of this ugly, barbaric practice) the way it is currently written.
Doctors found violating the law would face up to 20 years in prison.