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Intactivists receive warm welcome at Palo Alto birth fair

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It was a warm and sunny day for those attending the Birth and Family Fair that took place yesterday at All Saints' Episcopal Church in Palo Alto. The free event was bustling with famlies and couples who showed up to attend educational sessions and to explore variety of childbirth products and services highlighted at the fair.

Among the exhibitors were five volunteers from the local human rights group Bay Area Intactivists who were present to educate about the damage caused by male circumcision. Visitors to their tent were able to pick from an array of free literature, stickers, and bracelets. The group also brought various books for perusing and displayed a shot glass of juice to demonstrate how little blood loss it takes for an infant to die from circumcision.

The intactivists received a warm welcome from the fair organizers and attendees as well as from their fellow exhibitors. The next baby fair to be attended by Bay Area Intactivists is the San Francisco Birth and Baby Fair which will take place Saturday, September 29 at Fort Mason in San Francisco.

Members of Bay Area Intactivists prepare to greet attendees of the Birth and Family Fair in Palo Alto.