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Germany: ruling against infant circumcision overturned

February 26, 2013

Seven months after a German court banned infant circumcision, prosecutors have dismissed charges against a rabbi who had circumcised a baby boy with parental consent.

Following the court ruling, the government of Angela Merkel introduced legislation permitting the traditional circumcision of Jewish infants. The German parliament passed that measure in a 434-100 vote in December.


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