As previously reported, last month a proponent began efforts in Santa Monica, California to get on the ballot there a proposal to ban circumcision, identical to the one being voted on this fall in San Francisco. Now, according to the New York Times earlier this week, the proponent in Santa Monica is dropping her efforts to get the issue placed before voters. Jenna Troutman, creator of the website wholebabyrevolution.com , explained her change of heart: "The religious opposition really rose up, and I never intended it to be about that at all. Ninety-five percent of babies who are circumcised have nothing to do with religion — that’s what I was focused on. Once I discovered this bill was not going to open up the conversation but was closing it down, I wanted no part of it."