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Circumcision Case in Oregon

Concurring Opinions draws attention to a case before the Oregon Supreme Court involving circumcision of a 12 year-old convert to Judaism.

On November 6, the Oregon Supreme Court heard a dispute between parents over the circumcision of their 12-year-old son. The father, who has recently converted to Judaism and has full custody of the boy, wants him circumcised. The mother is trying to stop the procedure and argues that it is both sexual and physical abuse. The lower court dismissed her challenge but would not permit the circumcision to occur until all appeals were exhausted.

The post at CC links to a number of other posts about this case.

One Response to “Circumcision Case in Oregon”

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    myopin:

    Let the kid decide. It’s his body. This isn’t like sending somebody to religious school or eating a certain way, it’s bodily dismemberment. Nobody should be forced into a circumcision.

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