Letter: Unkind cut
Wednesday 23 December 1998
Infants are born with foreskins because it is an integral part of the anatomy, not an optional extra. Parents may at the moment have the legal right to subject their sons to surgery without anaesthetic, but do they have the moral right?
As baby Nathan grows I hope his parents keep a copy of The Independent. Then he will truly know that his parents did not traumatise and mutilate him in ignorance, but were completely aware of the risks and damage they were subjecting him to.
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