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Should Infant Circumcision Be Banned?
Foreskins removed in circumcision find new uses. A ban on infant circumcision may severely impact the availability of foreskins for such uses.
Foreskins from circumcisions are used as starter material to produce large amounts of skin for
The moral status of circumcision should be evaluated separately from late-stage business developments around the practice.
Some of these new uses are questionable. Babies should not have their bodies mutilated so rich old women can get beautifying face cream. Cf.
This claim assumes that other people's desires for medical treatment, no matter how dire, supersede a baby's right to its own body.
The exact same argument could be used against a proposed ban on baby kidney-harvesting: the kidney obtained from the baby immediately after birth finds new uses, and a ban may severely impact the availability of kidneys for such uses. Thus this support of circumcision is a reductio ad absurdum.
Foreskins removed from adults could be used instead.