On September 8th, 2016, human rights activists from Oregon and Washington protested at the gates of CareOregon’s headquarters in downtown Portland. Despite organizing a protest with less than week of planning, the intactivist community rallied an impressive showing. This event marks the first self-organized protest by Rose City Intactivists.
Thank you to the employees of CareOregon who courageously expressed opposition to the policy of paying for genital mutilation of CareOregon’s youngest most vulnerable patients. You are not alone! In fact you are just in time to join a growing coalition of medical professionals making change: Doctors Opposing Circumcision.
Thank you to all of our supporters, family, and friends who stain our crotches, design our costumes, paint our signs, and share our stories. You make all of this possible!
I’m so proud of everyone’s amazing work. We all feel a great urgency in solving this crisis. We are invigorated and energized. We are no longer fighting circumcision alone. We have a community.