Comments of Organizational Endorsers of the Montagu Resolution

Below are the public comments made by endorsers of the Montagu Resolution. Feel free to browse through the list using the letters above and below the table of comments.

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Organization Name—Country Comment
ALLIANCE FOR TRANSFORMING THE LIVES OF CHILDREN—USA Children depend upon their parents and caregivers to keep them safe and to protect them from emotional and physical neglect, violence, sexual abuse, and other toxic conditions. A. Violence, such as spanking, shaming, emotional abuse, and circumcision, weakens or impairs children's sense of wholeness, trust, and security. 1A. Select a birthing environment that clearly supports the infant-parent attachment process. This environment offers: ... i. Protection from over-stimulation (bright lights or loud noises) or trauma to the infant (separation from mother, taking blood specimens, or circumcision).
Doctors Opposing Circumcision—USA Our international group of doctors and others is unalterably opposed to the removal of normal penile skin, without the fully informed consent of the individual.
LABORATOIRE D'ETHNOSCENOLOGIE—France we support the universal declaration on circumcision, excision and incision and the Ashley Montagu resolution
Maternal Health Society of B.C.—Canada Our non profit society is committed to the well being of mothers and newborns. Intact genitalia for all children is our goal.
MGMbill.org—USA MGMbill.org is a non-profit organization based in San Diego, California, seeking to pass a law that will end the practice of male genital mutilation (circumcision) in the United States of America. Currently, girls are protected from genital mutilation by U.S. federal law, but boys are not. Although legal protection of only girls from circumcision would seem to violate the equal protection clause of the Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, the fact remains that it is still widely considered to be legal in this country to mutilate a boy's genitals in the name of social custom, hygiene, religion, or any other reason. This is true despite the well documented lifelong damage that male circumcision causes each of its victims. It's a practice we need to end now.
National Organization of Circumcision Information Resource Centers—USA We recognize the inherent right of all human beings to an intact body. Without religious or racial prejudice, we affirm this basic human right. We are dedicated to securing the birthright of male, female, and intersex infants and children to keep their sex organs intact.
NOCIRC FLORIDA—USA THROUGH RIGOROUS EFFORTS, NOCIRC OF FLORIDA'S SOLE OBJECTIVE IS TO END CIRCUMCISION EVERYWHERE AND FOR ALL TIME. PLEASE JOIN YOUR VOICE, TALENTS, TIME AND DOLLARS TO HELP US EDUCATE, AND REMEMBER BABIES ARE BORN PERFECT, FORESKINS HAVE LIFELONG VALUE, SO LETS KEEP THE BABY WHOLE, HEALTHY AND HAPPY. LET'S BE KIND HUMANS.
NOCIRC-SA (South Africa)—South Africa Official aims 1. To contribute towards the legitimate protection of all our children from the violation of non-consenting genital mutilation or modification. 2. To educate fellow South Africans about the real dangers behind circumcision and thereby unite South Africans in the sensible fight against genital mutilation 3. To serve as a valuable resource base for the ordinary person and medical professional alike.
NORM-SA (National Organisation of Restoring Men - South Africa)—South Africa NORM-SA supports men choosing to restore their foreksins and/or deal with the negative affects of circumcision. It is a volunteer based awareness and support movement based in South Africa and shares the ideals of its founding organisation, NORM, based abroad (www.norm.org). NORM-SA is firmly against the forced modification or mutilation of the genitals of all children.
Organisation Intersex International—Canada OII (Organisation Intersex International) wishes to express its solidarity with other advocates working to preserve the genital integrity of children. It is the position of OII that modifications of one's genitals should be a decision made by the individual concerned in consultation with a medical practitioner who provides the patient with all the necessary information to make an informed decision. We suggest that you check out the following pages to learn more about circumcision. http://www.intersexualite.org/ http://www.intersexualite.org/Circumcision.html
Stop Infant Circumcision Society—USA We believe that every human being has the right to genital integrity. We oppose all forms of genital mutilation. We support a worldwide ban on ALL genital mutilations.
Stop Mutilating Children—United Kingdom The United Kingdom as signatory to the United Nations Convention On The Rights Of The Child, The European Community Convention On Human Rights, The European Community Directives On Equality, The United Kingdom Human Rights Act and the Female Genital Mutilation Act 2003; must be forced to instigate legislation that upholds these legal obligations including equality in law between male and female. There can be no acceptable excuses or exclusions for the complete protection of all children irrespective of gender, culture or religious beliefs of parents and the recognition that a child is not property but an individual human with rights in trust until they become an adult.
WomanKind—USA WomanKind endorses the Montague Resolution, based on our belief that circumcision and other genital mutilation violates a most basic human right.

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