City Urges Requiring Consent for Jewish Rite

On Tuesday, health officials in New York City proposed that parents should be required to sign a consent wavier before participating in an Orthodox Jewish circumcision ritual, reports Sharon Otterman at The New York Times. The Centers for Disease Control reported “11 newborn babies in New York contracted the herpes simplex virus after the ritual,” and at least two infants died during the last decade due to complications from the ritual.

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