BEND, OR -- A somewhat shocking demonstration took place in downtown Bend, Friday afternoon. A group called Bloodstained Men attracted a lot of attention on the corner of Greenwood and Wall, as they held signs calling for a ban on circumcision of baby boys in America.
Jason Fairfield, with the group, says it is medically unnecessary and potentially harmful to infants. “We think everyone should have the inherent human and civil right to make decisions about their own body and which parts they get to keep. Our bodies are not designed wrong. There’s nothing extra or expendable.” He tells KBND News the group speaks for infants who cannot speak for themselves. “Something like circumcision really is a violation of somebody’s individual rights and it’s not a medical decision because the medical evidence is really quite questionable. We are focused on boys who are yet to be born that can be spared this surgery.”
The group of a dozen protesters were dressed all in white with a stain of fake blood near their groin. The Bend demonstration was one of several held throughout the northwest.