I often hear "Circumcision is not illegal" repeated... But repeatedly insisting that it's not illegal is not what would make that statement true! You have to provide reasons to support your assertion! To that, I often hear "anything not explicitly made illegal by the laws is legal."
Here's an exercise I want yous to try. Open another tab in your web browser, and locate the web site where you can search the text of the statutes for your state. Now search for the word "Volkswagon." Chances are very good that, no matter what state you live in, you'll not find any laws mentioning Volkswagons. Can you thereby conclude that it's not illegal to steal a Volkswagon?
Now try searching for "automobile". Chances are you'll find laws that pertain to them... but do any of them prohibit automobile theft? Here in Utah, at least, there appears to be no law that prohibits theft of automobiles, and so then, is it not illegal to steal a car? We already know that's not a valid conclusion.
Because it's impossible for lawmakers to create an exhaustive list of every make and model of automobile, or more generally, of every kind of item that might be stolen... there must be a general purpose law that prohibits the theft of somebody else's high value property. So it's that law that is violated when somebody steals an automobile, whether it be a Volkswagon, a Ford, a Buick, or a Chevrolet.
Now search for phrases such as "permanent disfigurement", "loss of normal function", "mayhem", or "battery" and read the statutes that search turns up. Clearly, there are laws that prohibit those things... but again, lawmakers can not create a comprehensive list of every possible weapon that could be used, every possible part of the body that might be injured, and so forth. (Can you see where this is going?)
Some will inevitably argue that "circumcision" is not "disfigurement" and that it does not cause "loss of normal function"... but what Anatomy textbook are they referring to? What pamphlet from what doctor? Given true and complete knowledge of the true anatomy and normal function of the penile prepuce, I believe that it is impossible to not conclude that amputation of it most certainly causes permanent disfigurement and loss of normal function.
If you survey a number of Anatomy textbooks published in the USA, you're likely to find that the diagrams of the penis do not display an intact "foreskin" or "prepuce", it's medical name. They don't really explain very much about what it actually is! It has been "cut out of the picture", even in Anatomy textbooks used to teach college level courses to medical students! So, are they correcting the babies to match the faulty diagrams?
The next assignment in this exercise is to visit http://doctorsopposingcircumcision.org and read what they have to say, and watch their Anatomy lesson video. Then, visit http://cirp.org and spend at least an hour learning about the true Anatomy and normal function of the prepuce. You may also like to visit http://sexasnatureintendedit.com to learn what a female author has to say about how male circumcision affects the quality of sex for females as well as their male partners.
Now read the statutes that pertain to crimes against the person, and in particular, to sexual crimes against children and minors. They are not considered to be competent to make their own decisions regarding consent to engage in sexual intercourse, especially with adults. When a person who is in a special position of trust or authority over the victim commits a sexual offense, the offense is (probably) considered to be "aggravated"; it is here in Utah, and I'm assuming that the laws in every state must have similar language. No adult has the right to impose prepucial amputation upon a child. It affects not only that child, but even more importantly, it affects the autonomous adult he will someday become, and will be for most of his life.
You might want to check into the statutes concerning fraud right about now, because Mothers got lied to... the people selling and shilling for circumcision managed our Mother's perceptions of what the "foreskin" is, and of what amputation of it supposedly did for us. They were given to believe that it was in our best interest to have a circumcision performed. If you are one of those women, how do you feel about it now that you've read the reading assignments and performed the lookup exercises I've given above?
What are we going to do about it, Posse? (Remember the distinction between a posse and a lynch mob, please. If they are hanging the horse thief, they are a lynch mob. A posse brings the horse thief to trial. We are *not* a lynch mob. We are a Posse.) I believe that if the local courts do not view "circumcision" as a crime today, they are much likelier to after being lead through the above argument and lessons by the short grass roots. If nobody takes the initiative to do this, it will never happen. Don't wait for some "authority" to come along and do their job... Prompt them to do their jobs.
Remember that many of the men in law enforcement, district attorney, and other legal justice offices are also victims of infant male genital mutilation. Help them through this learning and grieving process. Many of the women in those offices are mothers of sons, wives of victims, and will feel just as angry about this as we do. There's no way out.