No, Bloomberg Isn’t Banning Circumcision

At First Things, Michael Helfand writes in defense of the New York City Board of Health’s decision to “require mohalim (religious circumcisers) to obtain informed parental consent before performing ritual oral suction on the circumcision wound.” Helfand points out that the decision does not prohibit the ritual, it merely forces parents to be educated on the risks, which include herpes, before having their son undergo the ritual. 

Read at First Things

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