Father Wants 8 Yr Old Son Circumcised, Mother Objects

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    This is interesting. Both mother and father are said to be loving parents, but they disagree on this one issue, which is likely to end up in court. The father came from Iraq in 1999 and began a six year relationship with the boys mother. Now he has decided that he wishes his son be circumcised, presumably because of his religious beliefs:


    http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/victoria/father-wants-eight-year-old-son-to-be-circumcised/story-e6frf7kx-1226423927943

    What should happen? If an issue like this comes up, which parent wins the fight? Either way, you go against the wishes of one parent - and should a judge be the person to decide which parent to side with?
     
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    ouch...bubbabubba!
     
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    The court should always err on the side of NOT ritually mutilating the genitals of a minor child.
     
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    The Court should appoint an attorney to represent the minor, and the minor ought to be heard by the court. Since the procedure is permanent I'd be inclined to continue the matter until the minor was of an age to properly decide, age 16 seems appropriate.
     
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    What about parents who pierce the ears of their week old babies? Should a judge decide if a parent can subject their child to this?
    Granted, ear piercing isn't permanent and you can remove the earrings and let the holes close over, but it would cause pain in such a small child.

    I just question whether your opinion regarding this would be the same as the opinion you hold on the subject of circumcision?
     
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    Piercing ears is in no way comparable to circumcision. Did you watch the video of a circumcision?
     
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    I never said it was comparable, but in both cases, pain is caused to the child, hence my question.

    I have watched one video of a circumcision, and while it looked extremely painful, I doubt the child would have suffered emotionally for it. As I said in another thread, I believe the child should be put to sleep before the procedure, and given adequate pain relief afterward.
     
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    How come they are fighting concerning getting the little fellas pencil sharpened? Ignore the religious implications and focus on how much better it is for the little guys long term health.
     
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    I guess that is the problem. The mother believes it is better not to circumcise him yet the father believes that circumcision is more beneficial. Who do you believe? More importantly, who will the judge believe?
     
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    Tell us how his long term health would be better. Would you agree we should remove appendices at birth? It certainly would have saved me a lot of pain later.
     

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