I’m glad to say the NSS has been quick in its support of the proposed legislation in Iceland.
“A pediatrician cut off a “significant portion” of a newborn’s penis during a circumcision procedure last summer at Lehigh Valley Hospital Hazleton, permanently scarring and disfiguring him, according to a lawsuit filed this week by the boy’s parents.”
Yet another case of religious child abuse. Laser surgery male circumcision on a child victim goes terribly wrong. When will the world act?
‘It is most consistent with the individual’s right to self-determination that parents not be allowed to make this decision,’ says Ethics Board
The Independent covers the debate in Denmark – where the vast majority want religious child abuse legislated against.
Would this be the outcome if the genital mutilation victims were girls?
“A medical tribunal is to consider lifting a ban on an NHS psychiatrist who illegally circumcised dozens of boys for religious reasons.
Dr Hassan Abdulla was banned from performing surgery for two years in 2014.
The condition was imposed after a Medical Practitioners’ Tribunal Service (MPTS) panel found him guilty of misconduct.
This followed a hearing at Leicester Magistrates’ Court when the doctor admitted six offences of carrying out surgical circumcisions without Care Quality Commission registration on 41 boys between November 2011 and January 2012 …”
UK viewers will not understand the first comment as the decision to circumcise is not a common one in the UK – you either abuse your child in this way because your religion, Islam or Orthodox Judaism, demands it – or you don’t even think about it – as the vast majority of native Britons born since the formation of the NHS (National Health Service) don’t think about it. Routine infant circumcision, MGM, was recognised as of no medical value and therefore not funded in the newly formed NHS in 1940s Britain.
Debate from 2015 (4 minutes). “African studies”, “30%”, and several other “facts” need to be checked and will be found lacking, as is the banner claiming MGM reduces the risk of penile cancer – penile cancer is extremely rare.
It is a bit silly asking a Jewish or Muslim Doctor to comment fairly on this issue. Fox should have got a non-religious Doctor to comment as well or instead of. Religious precedent for parents’ “preferences” soon crops up in the debate which was originally about rights of the child and possible medical benefits or lack thereof. Although religious precedent suggests many barbaric things concerning non heterosexual relationships modern Jews do not do them – why should MGM be different – why abuse children?
At last the British liberal press, the Guardian, is beginning to break its silence on this issue… A great deal of page space has been devoted to FGM previously …
A sad story of cultural clashes, the brave Mother put her children first, and refused to allow her sons to be genitally mutilated for their father’s religious preferences…
“The High Court ruling, upholding the rights of two children to choose upon maturity, and the rights of both parents to be heard, offers some reassurance. It also throws up a lot of questions. Were the dissenting parent also Muslim it is not at all clear which way the law would fall. The UK also allows pretty much anyone to circumcise boys pretty much anywhere – it’s almost completely unregulated despite well-known medical risks. How could the law be effective in preventing someone determined to have their child circumcised? And how can I ever feel that my sons will be safe?”