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Norway Introduces Legislation to Regulate Circumcision

Norway will promote new legislation to “regulate ritual circumcision,” the country’s health minister said.

Bent Hoie said the new legislation on non-medical circumcision of boys under 18 will be introduced before April 20, according to a report by the Norwegian daily Aftenposten.

“We will review submissions on the matter before we can decide what should be the government’s position. We aim to present a bill before Easter,” Hoie told Aftenposten last week. He did not say whether the regulations would introduce new restrictions.

(Hat tip to Reason commenter Eduard van Haalen)

Source: Jerusalem Post. Read full article. (link)

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  • OneOut||

    when I read this article out of boredom there were no comments.

    That is as it should be.

  • Riesi||

    Circumcised penises are so much more pretty.

  • Stilgar||

    healthier too

  • Robert||

    I'm just wondering what "new restrictions" there could possibly be: Making the parents sign something saying they really, really want to do this? Requiring a certain number of witnesses? Taxing it? Allowing it only on even-numbered days?