Joseph for Genital Integrity reports in his blog entry, CIRCUMCISION: Another Baby Dies, that “Connor James was born on Thanksgiving Weekend, Friday, November 25th in Pittsburg, PA. On Saturday, November 26th, Baby Connor bled to death following his circumcision. Circumcision claims yet another life.” He goes on to discuss other baby boys that have died in the US as a result of this barbaric practice and mourns their loss. Peace to the boys and their families. Shame on the medical community!
[NOTE: A reader notified me on 2/15/12 that she lives in Pittsburg and has been unable to substantiate this claim. It is possible that Connor James is urban legend however there many other cases that have been verified and published by reputable sources; A Young Life Passes, and a Ritual of Birth Begins published by the New York Times is one example of many. The International Coalition for Genital Integrity estimates that around 100 male infants die in the US each year due to circumcision complications. Infant male circumcision is an awful procedure and an unacceptable contributor to infant mortality.]
4 thoughts on “CIRCUMCISION: Another Baby Dies”
Thank you. I am very ashamed of our medical community. First do no harm and second use less invasive means of treatment, especially before amputation. It is good to know that their are still doctors who believe in healing and honoring the whole body as it is so exquisitely designed.
I live in Pittsburgh and tried so hard to find any proof of this, but was ultimately unsuccessful. I had my father combing the obituaries (not difficult since he is 80) and he found nothing. I think it would take a MPH doing a study to uncover these deaths.
Lillian, thank you for bringing this to my attention! I have updated the post to state that claim has not been substantiated.
Thank you. I am very ashamed of our mdaciel community. First do no harm and second use less invasive means of treatment, especially before amputation. It is good to know that their are still doctors who believe in healing and honoring the whole body as it is so exquisitely designed.