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Proposed circumcision ban not merely a parochial concern

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/nation/article/proposed_circumcision_ban_not_merely_a_parochial_concern_20110623

Circumcision, or "brit milah," has long been the stuff of cheap jokes and comedy. But in recent weeks, what used to be nothing more than harmless fare has taken on a much more serious tone. So-called “intactivists” on the fringe left of American politics have pushed the radical notion that infant circumcision is an act of genital mutilation, so unacceptable in fact that it ought to be illegal.

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