In theory I like this law but I am afraid it might do more harm than good when parents bring their boys to back alley butchers instead of a doctor to get them circumcized.
rabbis have been circumcising jewish baby boys forever. it's already out of the hands of the medical profession.
I'm open to everything. When you start to criticise the times you live in, your time is over. - Karl Lagerfeld
I tend to think of a "mutilation" as something that renders something less functional/non-functional or non-aesthetic. I don't think male circumcision fits that definition, but FGM does.
ETA and aesthetic is often subjective yk?
ETA I think the bigger issue when applied to this thread is religious rights/freedom vs. human/civil rights.
I totally get the idea about letting people make this decision for themselves as they get older. Conversely, I think the issue is overblown.
The issue in Germany is revolving around whether circumcision creates "minor bodily harm" and whether preventing it outweighs religious tradition.
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