The Liberals will not ban circumcision of children

The LiberalsThe Liberals.Photo: Terje Pedersen / NTB scanpix

The Liberals (Venstre) will not impose age limits on ritual circumcision of boys.

A majority of the Congress rejected several proposals to bring change the party program to include that boys must reach a certain age and have given informed consent prior to ritual circumcision.

In Jewish tradition, circumcision happens when a boy is eight days old. The procedure is an important part of Jewish identity. Also among Muslims, circumcision is compulsory.

At their national congress two weeks ago, a similar proposal was withdrawn.

 

Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today

2 Comments on "The Liberals will not ban circumcision of children"

  1. Circumcision alters sex dramatically. Informed adults can decide for themselves. Forced genital cutting is unethical.

    Those who will not protect children are unethical.

  2. Mark Lyndon | 10. April 2017 at 12:57 | Reply

    It’s illegal to cut off a girl’s prepuce, or to make any incision on a girl’s genitals, even if no tissue is removed, and even if the parents think it’s their religious right or obligation. Even a pinprick is banned.

    Why don’t boys get the same protection? Everyone should be able to decide for themselves whether or not they want parts of their genitals cut off. It’s *their* body.

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