I really don't want to start the controversy again. But I admit I am surprised that the CDC may even be considering this! I just think that is a decision of the parents or later with the male child at a more mature age. So, here goes: There is a (possible?) government recommendation of routine newborn male circumcision. The comments on a petition are powerful - mothers, fathers and sons speaking out against any CDC decision to promote this unnecessary and painful procedure. As you know, no medical society in the world recommends infant circumcision. The CDC draft recommendations are due out soon - please take a minute to share this petition with your friends, family and social networks.