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Editor: Margaret Ryznare
Indiana University
Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Chicago Parents Battle over Circumcision

A Cook County, Illinois judge last Friday ordered a mother not to circumcise her 8-year-old son until the court can hear arguments from the child's father. He opposes the operation, and the court must decide whether the operation will cause the child physical and emotional harm and is not in the boy's best interests. The ex-husband contends that the operation is an “unnecessary amputation.”  Source:  Judy Peres, Chicago Tribune, Please click here for the complete story (last visited February 22, 2006, reo)

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