“Gun Death” Circumcison

Seriously WTF????

A two-week old boy died at a Brooklyn hospital in September after contracting herpes through a religious circumcision ritual that ignited controversy in 2005 after another infant died, the Daily News has learned.

The unidentified infant died Sept. 28, 2011, at Maimonides Hospital, according to a spokeswoman for the city Medical Examiner, who confirmed the death after a News inquiry.

The cause of death was listed as “disseminated herpes simplex virus Type 1, complicating ritual circumcision with oral suction.”…Under the practice, the rabbi or mohel removes blood from the wound with his mouth — a practice city health officials have criticized, saying it carried “inherent risks” for babies.

In 2004, three infants circumcised by Rabbi Yitzchok Fischer were determined to have contracted herpes, city officials said.

That just freaks me the hell out. Still this is death essentially due to a 1st Amendment protected Religious right. There isn’t a single “Gun Death” that’s as bizarre as this one to me.

h/t Wallphone

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  1. What do they call that? A snip and a blowjob?

    All goofing aside. The minute that the good Rabbi knows that he has herpies and can pass it to a baby via this religous act, in my opinion, it should no longer qualify for 1st Amendment protection. The baby’s right to LIVE and not contract an UNCURABLE DISEASE truphs the Rabbi’s (and the parent’s) rights to this particular religous act. If the Rabbi knew that this could happen, he is negligent, and should be charged with manslaughter.


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