Requiring consent form

Found this on the fluent news app…

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/14/nyregion/health-board-votes-to-regulate-jewish-circumcision-ritual.html

The New York City Board of Health passed a regulation on Thursday that will require consent from parents before an infant can have a form of Jewish ritual circumcision, prevalent in parts of the ultra-Orthodox community, in which the circumciser uses his mouth to remove blood from the incision.

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In an effort to educate parents, the city will now require ritual circumcisers to inform parents in writing if they will use direct oral contact during the circumcision, and must receive their written consent. The consent form states that the health department advises against the procedure because of the possibility of herpes transmission, which may cause brain damage or death. The mohelim must keep that permission document for one year.

http://www.jpost.com/JewishWorld/JewishNews/Article.aspx?id=284957

randomly found this video of the circumcision ceremony on YouTube
Check out this video on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xTxD6l-8ppw&feature=youtube_gdata_player

http://www.thejewishweek.com/news/new-york-news/agudah-planning-sue-city-over-circumcision-rite
Comment from someone:

It’s not a violation of your religious freedom to inform a parent that something you’re about to do to their child is dangerous and potentially fatal.

http://thebrooklynink.com/2012/09/12/47917-controversial-ritual-in-some-jewish-circumcisions-provokes-city-response/

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Jews against circumcision

http://www.jewsagainstcircumcision.org/

http://www.beyondthebris.com/?m=1

http://jewishcircumcision.org/

http://thejewishreporter.com/2011/06/02/questioning-circumcision/

http://www.norm-uk.org/circumcision_jewish.html

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