Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Junk Science

Depending on who you listen to, circumcision is either the best thing you can do to a boy, or the worst. I haven't a clue which camp is right -- my procedure was a long time ago -- but I can't say I've ever regretted my parents' decision, something I'm guessing these hippie parents in San Francisco don't want to hear.

1 comment:

mike said...

Slicing off parts of a kid's genitals should be off-limits to even the best-intentioned parents... I mean, most states don't even allow minors to be tattooed!

My Jewish friends say I'm out of line, but I think protecting kids from permanent body modifications trumps the parents' religious views.

(every year, hundreds of Jehovah's Witness believers are forced by court order to obtain medical treatment for their children when the parents would otherwise allow the child to simply die, rather than get a transfusion.)

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