Fla. boy’s circumcision sparks court battle, protests

January 20th, 2015 by Staff

Protesters voice their displeasure over a circumcision battle over a little boy.


(WPTV.COM) BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. – An estranged Florida couple’s fight over whether to circumcise their son has become a rallying cry for those who denounce the procedure as barbaric.

The dispute between the one-time Palm Beach County couple has sparked a prolonged court battle, protests and the rapt attention of a movement of self-proclaimed “intactivists.”

The mother initially agreed to the circumcision, but later decided she opposed it. The father favors the procedure.

Judges have ruled in favor of the father, meaning the surgery is likely, but anti-circumcision advocates have made the case their cause celebre and organized a series of protests.

One protest was held at the intersection of Okeechobee Boulevard and Sapodilla Avenue in November 2014.

Circumcision rates have fallen in the U.S., but a majority of boys still undergo the removal of their foreskin.


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