Family Law Prof Blog

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

Thursday, October 26, 2006

Court Sides With Divorced Father on Circumscision Decision

"A judge has sided with a divorced father who did not want his 9-year-old son circumcised, in a case that has drawn attention from groups opposed to the surgical procedure. Cook County Circuit Judge Jordan Kaplan's ruling, issued Tuesday, said the boy can decide for himself about circumcision when he turns 18. Until then, there will be no circumcision, a surgery that removes the foreskin of the penis. The Associated Press is not naming the parents to protect the child's privacy. The father was born and raised in Poland; The mother is from Slovakia. Both now live in suburban Chicago. A 2003 divorce decree gave the boy's father the right to offer advice on medical decisions." AP, Link to Article (last visited 10-25-06 NVS)

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