International Bris Association

Judge Orders Stay Of Metzitzah b'Peh Rule

Temporary stay delays implementation of required warning by three weeks until Nov. 14.
10/17/2012 - 20:00

A temporary restraining order against New York delayed the start of a new informed consent requirement for a controversial circumcision rite.

On Tuesday, U.S. District Court Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald in New York ordered the stay of implementing the required warning to parents of the dangers of metzitzah b'peh, a ritual in which the circumciser uses his mouth to draw blood from the baby's penis.

In the ritual, the circumciser uses oral suction to remove blood from the wound.
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