Austrian justice minister rules doctors may resume circumcisions

31.07.2012                      12.Aw. 5772

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Austrian justice minister rules doctors may resume circumcisions

Following a court ruling in Germany that the practice amounts to physical abuse, the governor of Austria's Vorarlberg province advised doctors to suspend circumcisions, triggering a heated debate.

Doctors in Austria's westernmost province have been cleared to resume circumcisions after the Justice Ministry reassured them that they can perform the religious practice without risking criminal charges, officials said on Monday….