Norway

Norway Introduces Legislation to Regulate Circumcision

Connected to non-medical circumcision of boys under 18

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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)