Maybe it's silly, but I feel bad to think that someone I care about (or anyone for that matter) was strapped down and went through that much pain because of misinformation. He’s a strong, confident, and independent person, and to think that he was in that helpless position as an infant makes me want to go back in time and protect him like I would if it was my baby. If anyone had tried to restrain this guy as an older teen or adult and cut any part of him “for his own good”, he would have given them a few shiny black eyes to show off, that’s for sure!
So, does anyone else feel this way, or is it just me? I don’t dwell on it or bring it up (except now), but it's kind of unsettling after doing so much research about the procedure. If he made this choice as an adult and liked the results, I'd be happy for him; it just seems like an insult that babies aren't trusted to make this personal choice when they're older, and can be given proper pain killers. I asked a nurse once why babies get cut so early on, and she said "Well they wouldn't want it when they're adults!" ... Yikes! Isn't that a good reason not to do it?
Edited by Lory - 3/28/11 at 8:38pm