Sen. Kamala Harris: Any laws to make decisions on male body?

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'Sen. Kamala Harris of California asks Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh: "Can you think of any laws that give the government the power to make decisions about the male body?"'


Circumcision Legality and Consent Laws

Male circumcision is currently legal in every state within the U.S. However, the rate of circumcisions performed in hospitals has dropped sharply in the past 30 years, and now only about 60% of all newborns in the U.S. are circumcised. Various groups opposed to the practice have filed lawsuits against the government in over 10 states, attempting to change the law and ban all circumcision (usually by arguing the ban on female circumcision alone is discriminatory). Generally, your doctor or religious professional will likely be up to date on the laws of your state, but checking with an attorney specializing in medical malpractice is always a good idea before undergoing any kind of unnecessary surgery. This is especially true as your child may have certain litigation rights when he turns 18."

The Selective Service System

'The Selective Service System is an independent agency of the United States government that maintains information on those potentially subject to military conscription. Virtually all male U.S. citizens and male immigrant non-citizens between the ages of 18 and 25 are required by law to have registered within 30 days of their 18th birthdays and must notify Selective Service within ten days of any changes to any of the information they provided on their registration cards, like a change of address. A 2010 Government Accountability Office report estimated the registration rate at 92% with the names and addresses of over 16.2 million men on file. However, the only audit of the addresses of registrants on file with the Selective Service System, in 1982, found that 20–40% of the addresses on file with the Selective Service System for registrants in the age groups that would be drafted first were already outdated, and up to 75% for those registrants in their last year of potential eligibility to be drafted would be invalid.'

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