Germany passes ‘Circumcision Law” after outcry

A religious circumcision.

The Bundestag hurriedly passed some strange new legislation last month: the “Circumcision Law.”   The law guarantees the right for parents to have their children circumcised. This was the government’s answer to a passionate and uncomfortable five-month debate over the practice, in which religious minorities and their supporters clashed with a cabal of doctors and politicians over tolerance versus children’s rights.

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