To those who circumcise for religious purposes, the criminalization of the ritual is nothing more than religious discrimination.
Jews circumcise their infant boys on the eighth day of life; Muslims generally do so before age 10.
Saint Paul said that we ought rather to circumcise the heart.
mid-13c., "to cut off the foreskin," from Old French circoncisier "circumcise" (12c., Modern French circoncire), from Latin circumcisus, past participle of circumcidere "to cut round, to cut trim, to cut off" (see circumcision). Related: Circumcised; circumcising.
circumcise cir·cum·cise (sûr'kəm-sīz')
v. cir·cum·cised, cir·cum·cis·ing, cir·cum·cis·es
To perform a circumcision.