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Sat Jan 12, 2013, 07:11 PM

66. I'm sorry but elective cosmetic procedures performed on infants

 

that completely alters their genitalia is in a far different category than virtually all of the other medical decisions that a parent has to make for their child.

This is one procedure that doesn't need to happen to an infant. It can and should be made by a grown person capable of understanding what they are doing - either as a religious marker or for health consequences. If this were parents deciding to cut a daughter's clitoris we'd be outraged. Those parents that do this believe it has "value". They believe its mandated by their religion, their culture, and for the health of the girl.

If cutting the genitalia is wrong for girls, its wrong for boys.

Those decisions should properly wait til they are adults and can decide for themselves.

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