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#1 of 4 Old 11-11-2003, 01:08 PM - Thread Starter
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I just got the phone call from my mom -- my cousin is having a boy.

I fully intend to fight for little Landon's right to come home from the hospital with all his parts intact. A few months ago, my aunt and I were chatting and she saw a pro-intact article laying on my coffee table that i had just printed out. She asked me about it and I explained to her that I was against circumcision and she kind of looked at me like I had three heads and said "Well, if Ashley has a boy, I sure as heck hope she circumcises him." I asked why and she just sputtered some answer about health and hygiene and wouldn't listen to me explain what little I had managed to learn.

Since that day, I have been putting together a notebook of articles and studies for this very day. I think I am going to have a hard time convincing my cousin to leave her baby whole and as God intended him to be.

Like I said, I have a good sized notebook, but if any of you have any suggestions on really good articles or studies, please let me know. I may already have them, but then again, I may not and I want all the ammo I can get!

Thanks in advance for your help.

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Small world. My cousin had a baby boy yesterday morning. I have no idea if he's circ'd or if they intend on it. She'd been talking with her sister on the phone since the birth though, I heard, and her sister didn't circ her 9-month-old. Chances are, he's staying intact, knowing my cousin. Its her husband I'm not so sure about.... I will find out soon enough. Thanksgiving is right around the corner.
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I always think one of the best ways to educate someone is just to give them information about the function of the foreskin. In the book, 'What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Circumcision', there is a great chapter that goes into detail about just how important a man's foreskin is/what its functions are.

That, and encouraging her to actually watch a circumcision before she has it done (not sure where, but you can find websites that have videos of circumcisions on them).

If you can learn about the function of the foreskin, and then actually watch a circumcision happening and STILL choose to have it done... :
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Well I have that book and I run - complete with one of "the videos"! So its not as if I'm short on information here.... And my cousin knows this.
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