A court ruling in Germany has effectively banned circumcision. What are your thoughts on this?
A district court of Cologne says circumcision “for the purpose of religious upbringing constitutes a violation of physical integrity”.
The judgement added: “The child’s body is permanently and irreparably changed by the circumcision. This change conflicts with the child’s interest of later being able to make his own decision on his religious affiliation.”
This has of course angered Jews and Muslims and the German Chancellor, Angela Merkel has said that Jewish and Muslim communities should be able to continue the practice of circumcision.
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