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← German politicians pledge to protect religious circumcision

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Comment 5 by ccw95005

But if we are honest with ourselves and consider ourselves engaged in a search for truth, we should admit that we don't like the idea of circumcision, but that it probably does reduce the incidence of certain diseases, some of them serious or fatal.

How about letting people take responsibilty for their own (risky) behaviour? Punishing children for the behaviour of adults strikes me as being very unfair.

Probably not, but I would agonize, knowing that I would be putting them at a small increased risk of a deadly disease.

I assume you live in the West. If so, and if your sons are heterosexuals who dont use intraveneuos drugs, they have almost no chance of becoming infected with HIV; so why would you worry?

....but that it probably does reduce the incidence of certain diseases, some of them serious or fatal.

Except the diseases related to circumcision are all easily avoidable if one takes responsibilty for one's own behaviour.

I believe that laws outlawing circumcision are well-meaning, but that decision is none of the lawmakers' business.

Whose business is it? Isn't it the duty of lawmakers to protect people whose rights are being violated?

Fri, 20 Jul 2012 19:34:40 UTC | #949654