I don't want to start any religious debate or arguement, but I have a genuine concern that is really bothering me. When I had my first son, I was single, and to circ or not to circ was completely up to me, and therefore completely out of the question. Now, My new husband and I are expecting. We don't know the sex of the baby yet, but if it's a boy, DH insists that the baby be cut, as required by his religion. We had made a deal early on that he could raise the baby his religion as long as I could raise it vegetarian, and I thought that would solve everything. I hadn't even considered this issue at the time. I've tried to educate him, reason with him (my position is, if God created the forskin, surely it has a purpose, etc.) but he won't budge on this issue. I would feel terrible guilt everytime I had to see my son "down there" (which would be a million times a day, since I'll be doing the majority of the diapering)feeling like I couldn't protect my son from what I believe is unnecessary and cruel. How do I deal with this? I'd love some advice from someone who has been in this position. Thank you!
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2/24/06 at 12:09am