I just watched an old episode of MASH in which a young mother wanted her baby boy (looked about 3-4 months old) circumcised for religious reasons.
Someone mentioned that it was just an "elective" procedure, but it was in the context of wasting military resources I believe.
The priest on site who agreed to attend the ceremony stressed to the mother "don't worry about the circumcision...I have many friends with them!" :(
Ethics weren't mentioned.
At the end of the episode, the procedure was performed with the beautiful wide-eyed baby staring peacefully forward, never so much as flinching or wimpering the entire time. He didn't make a noise except for a few happy sounds. The adults in the room were joyful and afterward the doctor was patted on the back for the "good job" he did.
Ugggh. I hate that people can watch this episode and have their misconceptions on circumcision pain to be reinforced.