Topic / Circumcision

Court’s circumcision ruling welcomed by secular medic

Dr Antony Lempert , above, of the Secular Medical Forum, has welcomed a High Court judge’s ruling against a ‘controlling and violent’ Muslim who wanted his children circumcised. After Mrs Justice Roberts said that the boys should be able to make the choice themselves, Lempert described the ruling as a small but: Welcome step towards […]

UK ‘intactivists’ plan protest against a ‘mutilation’ clinic

Anti-circumcision activists led by Mike Buchanan, above, are to mount a protest on March 22 outside one of the UK’s largest circumcision clinics. The protesters, according to this Luton Today report, are targeting the Thornhill Clinic in Luton for carrying out “child abuse”. The protest is being organised by Justice for Men and Boys, and […]

Florida judge forces boy’s circumcision

In a ruling that has angered anti-circumcision activists, Judge Jeffrey Gillen ‘bullied’ a jailed woman – Heather Hironimus, above – into agreeing to have her four-year-old son, Chase, ritually mutilated. According to this report, Jewish couple Hironimus and her husband Dennis Nebus had initially agreed to the circumcision in a parenting agreement filed in court, […]

Florida judge: ‘Boy must be circumcised’

Earlier this month, an appeals court upheld a ruling allowing the father of a 4-year-old boy to circumcise his son against the wishes of his mother. And in a bizarre twist, the judge slapped a gagging order on the boy’s mum. This not only forbids her from talking about the issue to the media, but […]

Muslim circumciser guilty of misconduct

UK psychiatrist Dr Hassan Abdulla  ritually mutilated 41 boys at a ‘non-sterile’ clinic in a terraced house  in Leicester. Abdulla, according to this report, was not registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC) when he operated at the Al-Khalill Clinic, where he performed non-profit operations for Muslim and Jewish families who could not afford to […]

This just sucks!

Two more infants have been infected with herpes following mouth-to-penis circumcision rites BOTH the New York infant boys are believed to have contracted the disease following metzitzah b’peh, an ultra-Orthodox Jewish ritual in which the circumciser places his lips on the infant’s penis to suction blood from the circumcision wound. But despite warnings issued by […]

Why circumcision should be abhorred

A couple from the US state of Georgia was recently arrested for tattooing six of their seven children with crosses. The mother bemusedly commented: I’m their mother. Shouldn’t I be able to decide if they get one? No, madam, you shouldn’t. Children are not possessions; parents do not own them. They are human beings with […]

Nordic states push for circumcision ban

AT meeting Oslo last week, Nordic ombudsmen for children, paediatricians, and paediatric surgeons agreed a resolution urging their national governments to work for a ban on non-therapeutic circumcision of under-age boys. According to this report, the children’s ombudsmen from the five Nordic countries – Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark, and Iceland – along with the Chair […]

Botched circumcision led to death

Infant’s killer escapes a jail sentence A NURSE who caused the death of an infant by crudely circumcising him today walked free from Manchester Crown Court. Grace Adeleye, 67, of Sarnia Court, Salford, was found guilty of manslaughter by gross negligence but was given a suspended sentence of 21 months, suspended for two years. The […]