Maria Sanchez Show Appearance by Steven Overviews State of Intactivism, ARC


On September 12, 2013, I appeared on the "Maria Sanchez Show." Maria is a longtime friend of ARC and intactivism; we did our first show together way back in the year 2003. In this 40-minute-long show (available for playback or download here or at we discussed some recent and upcomng events relating to intactivism and of the work of Attorneys for the Rights of the Child (ARC):

1) The 2012 German court case upholding a right to genital integrity and the subsequent legislation purporting to overturn the legal case, both of which I will be discussing on September 17 at a conference organized by Genital Autonomy at the University of Keele, UK.

2) The debate to take place between me and AAP representative Michael Brady, M.D. at the twentieth annual Thomas A. Pitts Lectureship in Medical Ethics, a conference on "Ethical and Legal Issues in Pediatrics" taking place at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston on October 18-19. The topic assigned by the organizers for the paper and talk, which are being prepared with the collaboration of ARC Legal Advisor Peter Adler and Robert S. Van Howe, M.D., is, "Newborn Male Circumcision is Unethical and Should be Illegal."

3) Brian Morris and colleagues have gone on the rampage again lately with a slew of articles attempting to attack intactivist scholars, which I believe evidence the increasingly beleaguered, embattled situation in which apologists for circumcision are finding themselves.

4) The recent study supporting the general trend of declining circumcision rates in the United States.

Steven Svoboda
Attorneys for the Rights of the Child


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