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Controversial Billboard Goes Up In Kentucky

Dec 29, 2017
Originally published on December 29, 2017 6:28 am

An anti-circumcision group has erected its first billboard in the United States in Kentucky. Texas-based nonprofit Your Whole Baby is behind a billboard that went up Dec. 14 in Owensboro, reading: "Circumcision harms. Bring your whole baby home." A local, anonymous donor provided a year's worth of funding for the sign, which will move to different parts of the city.

YWB founder Jen Williams says she wants to remind parents they have a choice when it comes to circumcising sons.

In 2012, the American Academy of Pediatrics released a statement saying the health benefits of male circumcision outweighed the risks, but did not recommend universal circumcision. Another anti-circumcision group, Saving Our Sons, reported the 2009-2010 circumcision rate in Kentucky was the second-highest in the country.

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