SF judge rules circumcision off state ballot
SAN FRANCISCO (KABC) -- Efforts to ban circumcision in parts of California appear to be going nowhere.
First, plans for a ban in Santa Monica were abandoned last month.
Thursday, a San Francisco judge has ruled a ballot measure there for a circumcision ban must be taken off the ballot. The judge ruled the measure violates California law that makes regulating medical procedures a function of the state, not cities.
The citizens' initiative, which qualified for the ballot in May, would have made the practice a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of up to $1,000 or up to one year in jail. The measure did not offer exemptions for religious rituals such as the Jewish bris or Muslim khitan.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
health, california news
- Fallbrook tour bus crash: Victim identified
- Torrance donut shop robbery: Suspect sought
- Tour bus overturns on 15 Freeway in Corona
- Help Garth stuff buses full of toys in Anaheim
- 405 accidents snarl Sepulveda Pass commute
- Kelly Thomas trial: Cause of death revisited
- Baca says special hiring program dismantled
- Harry Reid in the hospital for observation 1 min ago
- 4.6-magnitude Mexico quake felt in SoCal
- abcnews: Service dog sniffs out girl's disease 52 min ago
- London theater collapse: Aging venues safe? 47 min ago
- Kobe Bryant injured again, will miss 6 weeks
- Farrah Fawcett portrait belongs to O'Neal
- OTRC: Phil Robertson's fam talk 'Duck Dynasty' future 8 min ago
- Latest weather with Bri Winkler
42 min ago