German Circumcision Ban: Is it a parent’s right to choose?

A ban on circumcision in Germany has shocked the nation’s Jews and Muslims. The right of parents to make decisions for their children is now under the spotlight.

A court ruling in Germany effectively banning circumcision has united Jews and Muslims in anger – and they are backed by the country’s main medical association.

Muslims have warned that the devout will take sons abroad to be circumcised.

The ruling by the district court of cologne says circumcision “for the purpose of religious upbringing constitutes a violation of physical integrity”.

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