Debate/Topics/Religious Circumcision of Children

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Although the right to choose religious circumcision for one's self is non-controversial, the right of a caregiver to consent on behalf of a child for non-therapeutic surgery is more contested.

Generally there are two types of argument: Supporters and Opponents.

Religious freedom[edit | edit source]

Supporters: Caregivers have a fundamental right to make religious decisions on behalf of children under their care. The state has no right to limit this in any way.

Opponents: Circumcision is sexual assault and is therefore beyond the caregiver's rights of action against another person. Religious freedom must be limited when health decisions are made on behalf of a minor.