National group, Bloodstained Men and their friends, protest circumcision

Georgia

If you were driving around Manchester Expressway, you probably saw a group of people dressed in white and holding picket signs. 

Bloodstained Men and their friends let Columbus folks know how they felt about circumcision and what they call male genital mutilation. 

They camped out along the crosswalk of manchester expressway in front of Peachtree Mall and Burger King. They spent four hours protesting circumcision and male genital mutilation 

“We are here educating people about the harm of infant circumcision. The rest of the world does not allow their babies to be cut like this, its very painful and traumatic and it causes life long harm that can never be recovered. So the main thing is that a lot of people believe that circumcision is a good thing, it’s actually quite damaging because the most sensitive part of the penis is the foreskin, so if you cut that off the boy is going to lose that capacity for feeling pleasure for his entire life,” says on the road spokesperson Harry Guiremand. 

Guiremand and other protesters marched around manchester expressway holding the signs and waving as people honked and yelled at them. 

Columbus was just one stop on their major city tour through Georgia. They started in Atlanta and they’ll end their trip tomorrow in Macon.

The American Academy of Pediatrics has weighed in on the debate. It found that the health benefits of newborn male circumcision outweigh the risks, but the benefits are not great enough to recommend universal newborn circumcision.
 

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