Circumcision: Court Says Wait Until Consent, What Do You Say?
In a controversial decision, a German court ruled boys must be old enough to consent to having a circumcision. How do you feel about the ruling? How did you decide about circumcising your son?
Religious groups protested the ruling by a German court that said a boy must be old enough to consent in order to be circumcised, according to the Huffington Post.
“The Cologne court ruling said the four-year-old boy in the case was not old enough to consent to have part of his body removed permanently and his parents should have let him decide when he got older. It gave no minimum age for this,” the Huffington Post reported.
What do you think of the ruling? Tell us in the comments.
The Circumcision Decision Parents Make
When my husband and I found out we were having a boy, we realized that we would have to make a decision about circumcision.
Honestly, we procrastinating on this one. There are so many other things to prepare and worry about when you’re pregnant. When we finally realized time was getting short, we looked at studies (my husband is an academic), and we thought about my son and what the decision would mean for him, in the locker room at school, in the bedroom with his wife. This was one of the hardest decisions we had to make.
How did you make your decision? Have you ever regretted it? Tell us in the comments.