German Court Outlaws Circumcision Posted By: Yidwithlid 6/28/2012 7:50:19 AM The Lid, by Jeff Dunetz Original Article
A regional court in Cologne Germany has ruled that the practice of circumcision performed on young male children was illegal. According to the Judges
...circumcision went against the "fundamental right of the child to bodily integrity outweighed the fundamental rights of the parents." They added that religious freedom would not be curtailed because the child would be able to choose later whether he wanted to have a circumcision. However, if the parents decided for the boy, it changed the body of the child "irreparably and permanently" and went against that child's rights to choose his religious beliefs.