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Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Circumcision Due Diligence

Before any parent chooses to circumcise their son, they should do their due diligence and really know what they're about to inflict upon their perfect babe. To choose not to watch this, but circumcise anyway is to chose ignorance that will indelibly mar another human being, the human being for whom you have been charged with loving and protecting. If it's too painful to watch (with the sound on, because we must observe with all our senses), imagine how painful it is to endure.

So, without further ado, I give you a routine infant circumcision surgery:

Is there anyone out there who can watch this, listen to this, allow it to permeate your soul and still wish to do it to your most precious child? If there is, I do not wish to meet this black-hearted individual.


  1. i have never understood how anyone could want this pointless butchery inflicted on a helpless infant. especially nice touch when the doctor says, 'oh, he's got himself upset"---really? it's torturous mutilation of an unconsenting child. just no. if all the other parents around you were lopping off the tips of their babies' noses, would you do that too? i trust that nature does not make major design mistakes, and that the right to an intact body---at least until one is of an age to choose what is done to it oneself---should be given to all children. i don't believe in mutilating the genitals of girls, and i don't believe in doing it to boys either, whatever cultural or traditional or religious reasons may be advanced.

  2. I am due in 1 week with a boy and we are not circumcising him. Do I still have to watch? I don't think I can. Thank you to your posts and others we made this decision and feel good about it. :)

  3. Bumped into your blog. I have 4 sons and did NOT circumcise. I still cannot fathom why ANYONE could do this. Educate away.

  4. Ive never seen a circumcision executed this way ever....never seen them not administer an anesthetic our use a scalpel

  5. Every hospital and doc office is different. Doesn't mean anything. Anesthesia doesn't block the dorsal nerve, nor does any differnt procedure change the fact that it is a gross violation of the child's rights.