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“Death by Circumcision—Religious Freedom or Criminally Negligent Homicide?”

Full article here: http://intactamerica.wordpress.com/2012/03/06/death-by-circumcision-religious-freedom-or-criminally-negligent-homicide/ On March 3, 2012, the New York Daily News reported the death this past September of a two-week-old baby boy, following an ultra-Orthodox Jewish circumcision ritual. The report came after the newspaper pressed Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn for information, evidently having heard about the death from other sources. The New … Continue reading

Male Circumcision: A Legal Affront

A submission in December 1996 to the Law Commission for England and Wales in response to Consultation Paper Number 139 – Consent in the Criminal Law: http://www.cirp.org/library/legal/price-uklc/

Circumcision Legality/Consent Lawyers

“[T]here is a growing body of law to suggest that if you have been circumcised without  your consent (that is, even if your parents consented for you as a child), you can sue the doctor when you reach 18 years of age.  The laws here vary as well, but many states allow a six month … Continue reading

Physician’s Group Applauds Oregon Supreme Court for Protecting Boy from Circumcision

“Doctors Opposing Circumcision (D.O.C.) celebrated the decision by the Oregon Supreme Court this week for the case of a 12-year-old Washington boy facing a religious circumcision, calling it a step forward for children’s rights. “We are pleased that the Oregon Supreme Court recognized this healthy child does not need this surgery and has a right … Continue reading

Intactivists Push for State, Federal Bans on Infant Circumcision

“Intactivists from across the country are once again calling on state and federal lawmakers to prohibit circumcision of boys. Regional directors from the children’s rights group MGMbill.org submitted proposed bills to more than 2,800 legislators yesterday, urging them to extend the existing ban on forced female genital cutting to include males.” Full article here: http://www.prweb.com/releases/mgmbill/pr22/prweb4960504.htm

South Miami Hospital Wants Silence About Circumcision Mistake

“Florida victims of medical malpractice and their attorneys have a recognized constitutional First Amendment right of free speech and expression. Currently, our Miami medical malpractice law office represents Mario Viera, an infant circumcised at South Miami Hospital without his parent’s consent. The case garnered international media attention and the family hopes that it will lead … Continue reading