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Circumcision Will Be Preteen's Choice

Circumcision Will Be Preteen's Choice


Usually circumcision is done just after a baby's birth, but this isn't the case for a 12-year-old Oregon boy whose divorced parents have battled over the issue all the way to the state's Supreme Court.

On Friday, it ruled that the boy's wishes would be taken into consideration. The Associated Press article said:

The father, James Boldt, converted to Judaism in 2004 and wants the boy to be circumcised as part of the faith. The mother, Lia Boldt, appealed to the high court, saying the operation could harm her son physically and psychologically.

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The case is being sent back to trial to figure out the boy's wishes. Since the parents are also in the midst of a custody dispute, it seems the youngster is being put in a difficult spot.

What do you think about the boy's situation?

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