Archive for July, 2012

Letter to Mrs Merkel to protect German children from ritual genital cutting

Dear Chancellor Merkel,

I am writing as chair of the Secular Medical Forum, based in the United Kingdom, which campaigns to protect people from the harmful imposition of other people’s beliefs.

We urge you to join us in offering our unreserved support for the recent Cologne district court ruling outlawing non-therapeutic infant male circumcision. Despite calls for condemnation of the ruling, especially from Jewish and Muslim organisations, we, and the Royal Dutch Medical Association believe the practice to be potentially harmful. More importantly, this ruling correctly places the welfare of vulnerable children above the unrestrained expression of adult beliefs… [read more]

 

Letter to Mrs Angela Merkel to protect German children from ritual genital cutting

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Dr Lempert discusses ritual circumcision on BBC1

BBC1 debate circumcision: Dr Antony Lempert

Following the recent German court ruling about infant circumcision, the SMF chair Dr Antony Lempert, was asked to debate whether or not infants  should be circumcised.

The debate is available to watch on BBC iPlayer and starts at 18 minutes 40 seconds:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/i/b01kkvz3/?t=18m38s

 

 

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