AFFIRMING the intent of General Assembly Resolution #141, ‘Permit Male Circumcision’, to allow the practice of circumcision within all World Assembly member-states,
HOWEVER CONCERNED with the apparent flaws in the resolution that infringe on a newborn’s rights,
TROUBLED by the fact that this resolution allows circumcision, a painful and typically unnecessary medical procedure, to be legally performed on non-consenting newborns,
NOTING that, as of yet, there is still only inconclusive data regarding the potential health benefits of the procedure,
DISTURBED by the fact that under the provisions of GAR#141, member-states are granted the power to enforce any laws they wish regarding circumcision that don’t ban the practice; including government-enforced circumcision,
REGRETTING that patients in some member-states with high circumcision complication rates may not be granted the power to make an informed medical decision regarding the process,
FURTHER REGRETTING that although circumcision is often practiced for religious purposes, a newborn is not of the mental capability to choose a religion, thereby infringing on the newborn’s rights,
HEREBY REPEALS General Assembly Resolution #141.