[QUOTE=dxjnorto;2149399]Why is this even marginally legal? You convert to Judaism and then decide that your twelve year old son must have part of his penis cut off?! And how is it possible that the physician would not be guilty of sexual assault?
This type of shit happens all the time behind the scenes of our ridiculous cultural fixation on normal genitalia. Misha's Case
AN URGENT APPEAL FOR YOUR HELP
TO PROTECT A 12 YEAR-OLD BOY
Those of you who are serious about protecting children from non-therapeutic circumcision have a unique opportunity to assist with a legal case in Oregon. An Oregon father, (an attorney), claims to be in the process of converting to Judaism and wants his now 12-year-old son, "Misha", of whom he has custody, circumcised against both the child’s and the natural mother’s express wishes.
Sadly, a physician, a fellow congregant of the father, has already been found willing to ignore the child’s wishes. The father claims a rabbi has insisted on the child’s circumcision. The father’s motives might even be sheer spite toward Misha’s mother; we can’t know.
An attorney working pro bono publico has donated more than $20,000 of his time to assisting the mother by attempting to block the circumcision in the courts. The case is now on its way to the Oregon Supreme Court after losses at both the trial level and an intermediate appellate court. Judges have affirmed without opinion or testimony that a non-medical circumcision of a 12-year-old is ‘within the discretion of a custodial parent.’ There is no medical necessity alleged at all by anyone. The circumcision would be purely cultural, even merely spiteful.
If you could possibly assist; I urge you to make a tax-deductible donation to Doctors Opposing Circumcision, in Misha’s name, to be used only for his legal fees and costs. I will supply you with much more detail by pdf if you have a sincere wish to help. Even small sums, the cost of a restaurant meal, $25, $50, will help if enough people chip in, but if you can afford more, that would be deeply appreciated by the boy and his mother who cannot afford to oppose the attorney-father.
This is the clearest case of a parent’s claimed religious "beliefs" trumping a child’s right to an intact body that I have seen in 26 years of practicing law. It fairly screams out for justice, but justice costs, even when most of the legal help has so far been provided pro bono. (Those of you with an interest in reading how the US Supreme Court balances children’s bodily rights vs. a parent’s rights to the free practice of religion might considering reading Prince v. Massachusetts, 321 US Sup Ct 158: “Parents may be free to become martyrs themselves. But it does not follow they are free to make martyrs of their children.”)
PLEASE feel free to re-post this at websites and bulletin boards where concerned and sympathetic souls browse.
And please note that my bona fides, and that of the attorney in Oregon, Clay Patrick, are both verifiable at the Oregon and Washington state websites authenticating licensed attorneys. The progress of the case is easily verified at the Oregon Courts website, though as a family law
DXJNORTO. the way i see this is, their is NO different than what your trying or would like to see happen with the foreskin law you an a few others here would like to see past meaning,, to stop circumcision on adults an every male no matter if they want to be cut or not. you see nothing wrong with that kind of law... so i wonder if you would be so Egor to help out if it was the other way around. he wanted him to keep his foreskin an it was a Court case about that? instead of the way it is. when the courts start stepping in an controlling peoples lives over circumcision, an their religion as well. i think they have to much time on their hands an could be doing way better things with it. they also must think the same way to some extent here, other wise this case wouldn't have ruled against them twice already in the lower courts as you say. this is a case that would be so offensive to both sides here should a ruling be made against circumcision,. as their is more at stake here than just circumcision i think. and i would like to know where you get off calling parents who circumcie their boys, martyrs, your screwd up on this one D but that seems to be normal with you on this subject some times. you should run for some politicel office, your such a flip flopper..