Such over heated rhetoric. There are benefits to circumcision and, as a result, the CDC is now encouraging the procedure. Parents make these kind of decisions all the time. Consider a child born with ambigous genetals, the parents choose the sex. Or a child that would normally be abnormally short, the parents may well decide to give the child growth hormone. Parents decide whether Siamese twins should be separated. The parents decide what language the child speaks. What religion it practices. Whether or not the child engages in sports. What school it goes to. What time it gets up. What time it goes to bed. What it eats. They can abort the child if it's the wrong sex or if its birth is in any way inconvenient. One day soon parents will likely choose what traits their children have on a genetic level. Yet you get all workd up over a tiny flap of skin?