Despite disagreement in the group, the DF supports a ban on circumcision

At a group meeting, the Danish People’s Party’s parliamentary group has decided that the party is against circumcision of boys under 18 years of age.

– It has put so much pressure on us that we have taken the meeting today. And this has led us to now announce that the Danish People’s Party is in favor of a minimum age of 18 for boy circumcision, says the party’s health spokesperson, Liselott Blixt.

The debate over ritual circumcision of boys has flared up in recent weeks.

This is especially so after several medical organizations have regularly withdrawn from a working group that is to prepare a new guide for non-medical circumcision.

However, there are still several parties that have not clearly addressed a possible ban. Among other things, the governing party, the Social Democrats and the Liberal Party, are hesitant.

From SF, Enhedslisten, Nye Borgerlige, Alternativet and Liberal Alliance, it has been said that they are in favor of a ban.

Although the Danish People’s Party now also clearly states, there is no complete agreement in the group.

That is why three of the 17 members of parliament have been released so that they can vote whatever they want.

– Here we have made an agreement that there are three – who for special reasons they can explain themselves – will vote differently than the group. But the Danish People’s Party’s announcement is that we are now against circumcision of boys under 18 years of age.

Liselott Blixt will allow the three members to share their views on circumcision. But she says:

– I see it as a health reporter as wrong to cut in healthy children, while others see it as a matter for the family, where they have a different approach.

It is the former minister and current co-founder of the party Fremad Simon Emil Ammitzbøll-Bille, who has put forward a proposal in the Folketing for a ban on circumcision.

The debate over ritual circumcision of boys has flared up in recent weeks.

This is especially so after several medical organizations have regularly withdrawn from a working group that is to prepare a new guide for non-medical circumcision.

However, there are still several parties that have not clearly addressed a possible ban. Among other things, the governing party, the Social Democrats and the Liberal Party, are hesitant.

From SF, Enhedslisten, Nye Borgerlige, Alternativet and Liberal Alliance it has sounded that they are in favor of a ban.

Although the Danish People’s Party now also clearly states, there is no complete agreement in the group.

That is why three of the 17 members of parliament have been released so that they can vote whatever they want.

– Here we have made an agreement that there are three – who for special reasons they can explain themselves – will vote differently than the group. But the Danish People’s Party’s announcement is that we are now against circumcision of boys under 18 years of age.

Liselott Blixt will allow the three members to share their views on circumcision. But she says:

– I see it as a health reporter as wrong to cut in healthy children, while others see it as a matter for the family, where they have a different approach.

It is the former minister and current co-founder of the party Fremad Simon Emil Ammitzbøll-Bille, who has put forward a proposal in the Folketing for a ban on circumcision.

Source: The Nordic Page


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