I am the proud mama of three beautiful boys and if I could go back and keep them intacted I would in a heart beat. The main reason given to me was that everyone should look the same, that if dad was circumcised, then baby should too! What idiocy! And I can't believe I fell for such a line, but when you are a new mom you want to do the best for your baby and you think that your doctor is giving you the best information when in reality they know that there is no medical reason to circumcise a baby and yet they do it anyway.
In fact, the US is the only country that regularly practices the barbaric procedure. I read this yesterday and sobbed for about twenty minutes after, not believing what I had done to my boys. I was angry that I had been told such lies, like "it is a quick and painless procedure". My last son was a home birth and he had his done in the clinic, his dad was with him and they still do the procedure the same way, strapping baby down and most clinics use no pain medicines. Even if they do numb the area, it is physically impossible to numb the area where the foreskin is attached to the penis. It makes me sick to my stomach to think about it.
We, as mom's of boys need to stop this barbaric practice that has no medical value and no biblical one either. Even a Jewish baby boy doesn't need to be circumcised. Here is a very moving letter from a Jewish father to his son explaining his decision not to circumcise his son.
Here is the first part of a three part series on circumcision, it is a well written, factual article, that everyone needs to read and past on to all of their friends, whether they have kids or not, we need to stop this practice in the US once and for all. If you are informed, you will never allow this to be done to your son. Again, please pass this on to everyone you know, we have to stop this, it is a brutal assault on a helpless baby that changes something in them forever, I know that I will never be the same now that I know the truth.