Germany Protects Right to Circumcision

circumcision-germanyIn Germany, Jewish and Muslim groups expressed relief after the government passed a law this week explicitly protecting the practice of circumcision. Earlier this year, a local German court had ruled that circumcision amounted to bodily harm. That decision did not ban circumcision, but many feared it could open the door to criminal charges against those who performed it. Jews and Muslims argued that would have infringed on their religious freedom.