Fewer American parents are having their baby boys circumcised according to researchers from Johns Hopkins University. This could cost billions of dollars in associated health care costs, but mainly it’s costing doctors who charge about $300 per clip-job. Insurance companies in 18 states have stopped covering circumcision because it’s considered cruel if not that unusual.
Rep. Steve King (R – IA) has come-out in support of Rep Todd Akin (R – MO) after Akin said women don’t become pregnant as a result of “legitimate rape”. “Well I just haven’t heard of that being a circumstance that’s been brought to me in any personal way,” King said in an interview with KMEG-TV.
Some are speculating these recent revelations of the conservative belief that women can’t become pregnant as a result of rape may tie in to the theme of their upcoming nominating convention: “Hey, Don’t Look At Me!”