Following German court ruling, Switzerland hospitals suspend circumcisions

25.07.2012                      06.Aw. 5772

Jüdische Welt:

Following German court ruling, Switzerland hospitals suspend circumcisions

Two Swiss hospitals temporarily suspend all circumcisions, pending a reassessment of policies; a German court recently ruled the practice illegal.

On Thursday, the Zurich children's hospital announced that it was temporarily halting circumcision operations. "We are in the process of evaluating the legal and ethical stance in Switzerland," said Marco Stuecheli, a spokesman for the hospital….