Tuesday, April 14, 2015

A majority of American boys are still circumcised every year, though rates have been falling.

Mom sues: Circumcision is 'unconstitutional assault'

Woman remains in hiding to protect son

A Florida mother who’s in hiding to prevent her son from being forcibly circumcised by the child’s father has now filed a federal lawsuit, claiming the boy’s constitutional rights are being violated.

The action by Heather Hironimus was filed late Monday in U.S. District Court in West Palm Beach, Florida, as she claims there is no medical justification to remove the foreskin from her boy, identified as C.R.N.H.
“(The) application of Florida law to impose unnecessary, elective, cosmetic circumcision upon C.R.N.H. at the age of 4 1/2 years old for no religious reason violates (the boy’s) fundamental right to privacy and bodily integrity secured by the due process clause of the 14th Amendment to the United States,” her attorney Thomas Hunker wrote.
The suit also says “forcing circumcision on C.R.N.H. constitutes assault, aggravated assault, battery, aggravated battery, and/or child abuse under Florida law.”
According to South Florida’s New Times, a long list of alleged reasons for the procedure not to be performed are included in the suit

Numerous protests have taken place to try to stop the boy's circumcision.
Numerous protests have taken place to try to stop the boy’s circumcision.

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