Friday, July 22, 2011

Not even your genitals are safe from Mike Gatto

The news in this world continues to get weirder and weirder.

You always think you have seen it all ....and then.......

Burbank Assemblyman Mike Gatto starts new legislation (AB 768) dealing specifically with male genitalia... meaning that, yes...

...not even your genitals are safe from Mike Gatto.

Why does notorious Enemy of Freedom Mike Gatto feel that he has to legislate something -- or anything-- concerning male genitalia??

I don't know. He's a Democrat. They do things like that.

Gatto created this disturbing piece of legislation along with fellow Dangerous Enemies of Freedom: Assemblywoman Fiona Ma and State Senator Mark Leno.

Gatto, Ma, and Leno are reacting to an even more insidious power grab by their fellow lunatic liberals.

I wish they would leave everyones genitals alone. It's none of their business.

I really don't want to discuss this....

I don't see how government has any role in this matter.

By the way, Burbank really need to get your heads examined!
You send this guy Gatto to Sacramento -- so he can hang out with notorious homosexual activist Mark Leno and write legislation that will have a big, intrusive, government making outrageous laws about male genitalia for the entire population of California!!


Is that what I'm spending my tax dollars on?

You can read the press release from these disturbed lunatics below...


SAN FRANCISCO, CA (7/21)- Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-CA) announced today that he has introduced AB #768, a measure that would protect the rights of California parents to make decisions regarding the circumcision of their sons. Joining him were fellow State Senator Mark Leno (D-CA) and Majority Whip Fiona Ma (D-CA) at the North East Medical Services (NEMS) medical center in the Sunset. According to sponsors, the bill contains an urgency clause that would allow it to take effect immediately after passage. It would thus preempt municipal laws affecting circumcision, including the intiative that has qualified for the November ballot in San Francisco that seeks to ban the practice. A similar ballot initiative in Santa Monica has been abandoned for the moment.

In a press invitation to the media, it was stated,"Assemblywoman Fiona Ma (D-San Francisco and San Mateo Counties) and Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) will be joined by Pediatrician Dr. Kenneth Tai at a Thursday press conference in San Francisco at the North East Medical Services community health center. They will discuss AB 768, legislation authored by Gatto and joint-authored by Ma whereby the state occupies the field of male circumcision, pre-empting local jurisdictions from enacting a patchwork of local regulations and/or bans. AB 768 has been introduced at the state level in response to efforts on the local level in some California jurisdictions, including a local San Francisco initiative attempting to outlaw circumcisions in San Francisco. A similar measure, H.R. 2400, by Congressman Brad Sherman (D-Sherman Oaks) has been introduced at the federal level. WHO: Assemblywoman Fiona Ma (D-San Francisco and San Mateo Counties), Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) Pediatrician Dr. Kenneth Tai Also Invited: Assemblyman Tom Ammiano (D-San Francisco), Senator Mark Leno (D-San Francisco), and Senator Leland Yee (D-San Francisco) WHERE: North East Medical Services, 1450 Noriega Street, San Francisco, CA 94122 (Cross Street 22nd Avenue) WHEN: Thursday, July 21, 2011 from 3:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m..."

"To enact an outright ban on an expression of personal, medical, and religious freedom is an affront to me and a majority of Californians," said Gatto. "Such municipal measures are an improper, frivolous use of the intiative process, and would result in a confusing patchwork of regulations across the state that would leave many Californians feeling unwelcome in certain cities..."

Dr. Kenneth Tai spoke about the medical benefits of circumcision, pointing out that "An estimated 60-80% of male patients have undergone the procedure. Not only does the procedure have religious and cultural aspects to its nature. Studies have shown that it reduces the rate of penile cancer, reduces the risk for STDs, but according to a recent study from South Africa the procedure also reduces the rate of HIV/AIDS transmission..." State Senator Mark Leno added, "My sister currently works for the World Bank. And in study after study, in over a dozen African nations, the first line of defense is circumcision...."

Mmebers of Intact America attempted to disrupt the press conference stating,“Many doctors say that they do circumcisions because parents request it. Under accepted bioethical principles, parents cannot give proxy consent for elective procedures. Just as physicians must, and do, refuse to surgically alter the genitals of a girl child, they should refuse to alter the genitals of a boy... Intact America believes the same human right to an intact body that currently extends to girls should be extended to boys. No reputable medical authority currently recommends routine neonatal male circumcision, which the American Medical Association calls "non-therapeutic...”

The proponents of the San Francisco ballot measure have circulated a comic book about circumcision that has been widely decried for its anti-Semitic imagery. According to Mark Gatto, "The stereotypes portrayed in the comic book are typical of something from 1911, and not something from 2011. Imagery and language like the type used in the comic are completely inappropriate in a political discourse... " Senator Mark Leno echoed those sentiments saying,"Clearly the 'Foreskinman' comic book contains anti-Semitic images. The fact that the national director of this campaign, Matthew Hess has not only kept these images on the campaign website, but has actively defended them is extremely disturbing... The depictions of Jews are straight from Nazi propaganda, with the villianous rabbi and the square-jawed Aryan hero out to rescue the helpless female character.... Images like this should be enough to bring concern to San Franciscans..."

Protesters defended their action, stating on their website, " It’s astonishing how comfortable physicians feel blaming parents for ‘insisting’ on circumcision for their sons. Would a doctor – a licensed professional who has taken an oath to do no harm to his or her patients – perform an unnecessary appendectomy on a child if a parent requested it? Would a doctor remove a baby girl’s genital labia, or pierce her hymen or clitoris, because a parent insisted? We know the answer to these questions is ‘no,’ yet doctors continue to circumcise baby boys, blame the parents, and perpetuate this senseless custom...”

Fiona Ma stated,"California cannot have a patchwork of extreme local laws that criminalize doctors for performing medical procedures. They are plenty of things that are against the law. And it takes all our resources to enforce those laws, It seems that making circumcision a crime is foolish, unenforceable, and a violation of religious and parental freedoms..."

AB #768 was recently amended and is expected to be heard in the California Senate's Judiciary Committee during the week of August 15th.