I saw the news reports. I already have posted comments to many of them. Many of the news articles, which show pro-circ bias, also ignore the main reasons of pro-intact movement. They focus on the HIV argument, question as to the validity or effectiveness of HIV, whicha re important areas, but miss the fact that no matter if the studies are correct or not, no matter if circumcision prevents HIV or not, circumcision of children is still wrong. The main reason circumcision is wrong is that it violates bodily integrity rights of the person and is in violation of medical ethics since it is destruction of a healthy and normal body part of a child. It already qualifies to be illegal under law as an assualt for that reason.
We as a society cannot conviently exclude certain acts from assault laws because they are popular or we cant accept the fact we have been assaulting our boys for all these years. Basically some people judge acts by how popular it is, how long it has been done for, and whethe they have done it, not based on what it actually does to the victim or some consistent ethical principle. Assaults are defined as being a physical injury to a person, it could be a hitting of a person, or it could be a cutting them or destroying a body part. A constistent principle does not make rules arbitrarily. Unless we are to allow the possibility that anything can be permitted, including cutting of childrens arms and legs, as long as a doctor does it in a sanity environment and enough people do it, we need to place a boundary between what is valid medical procedure and an assault, this boundary is where there isa scientifically verifiable present and current medical abnormality on the part which is serious or life threatening and urgently requires the surgery, and where there is not. a consenting person can consent to optional surgeris but since children cannot always consent, first any amputation has to pass the medical necessity criteria being required to treat current and present medical conditions.
Because of the fact we cannot accept the hard reality of circumcision, abd people remain in ignorance and try to continue to promote the practice to try to avoid having to confront reality, the assault and crime continues to be amplified and worsened by its continueing infliction on children. The herd effect is similar, people simply think that if enough people do something, it must be okay. These repeater activity basically results in people not thinking for themselves but instead like a herd, letting others think for them. It often can result in terrible atrocities being propogated without people even thinking about and questioning what it is, atrocities which would be clearly wrong to an outsider who has not be subjected to cultural brainwashing and herd behaviours. One example is chinese foot binding. It was instantly recognisable to westerners that this was a horrific practice, but to the chinese, they had been so brainwashed by the cultural herd of programmed, mindless thinking, they thought it was normal.