Questioning Circumcision

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Complete, as Nature Intended November 20, 2007

Filed under: Uncategorized — intactivist @ 2:56 am


I was reading a Mother Chronicle article this evening titled, “Complete, as Nature Intended” by Karen Squires.  She explains how her first son-adopted-was circumcised, and she never thought much of it.  Years later, when she was pregnant with her biological son she researched the issue thoroughly and concluded her newborn would not be circumcised.  She lists common concerns and shares her reasoning supported by an impressive list of references.  


At the very end is this poem:



The precious babe lay at my breast.  

“Shall we cut him?” 

they ask. 

You shall not. 

I would sooner give you a part of me 

to cut off. 

We shall leave him to be 



As God made him. 

Rachel Hyde, NY, May 1999



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