Attorneys for the Rights of the Child (ARC) posted on January 16, 2015 a strong response to and refutation of the draft circumcision guidelines published in December 2014 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). ARC prepared the comments jointly with Intact America and they were posted to the CDC website. ARC called the CDC to account for ignoring “the considerable and reputable literature from the fields of medicine, medical ethics, law, and human rights that calls into question the legitimacy of foreskin removal (circumcision) as a health care measure.” ARC stated, “In sum, the CDC exaggerates the benefits of circumcision, minimizes its risks, utterly ignores the function and benefits of the foreskin, and blithely disregards critical ethical and legal questions regarding the rights of all children to enjoy their normal, natural sex organs.”

The full text of our comments is available as a PDF.