Jewish Groups Challenge Law on Circumcision Ritual

Jewish groups are challenging a new law requiring parental consent for a rare circumcision ritual linked to two infant deaths During the ritual, called metzitzah b'peh, a mohel, who's trained in the practice, removes the foreskin and uses his mouth to clear the blood from the wound. At least 11 New York infants are thought to have contracted herpes from the practice, two of whom died and two of whom have irreversible brain damage, according to the New York City Department of Health and Mental...Full Story
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