At least four babies have been infected with herpes from mohels performing the metzitzah b’peh ritual since September 2019.
This is a huge victory for all herpes-riddled mohels and their supporters.
The vote on repealing mandatory consent forms has been delayed until June.
The current agreement would allow a mohel to continue performing MBP if he tests positive for herpes that is a different strain from the one infecting the child in question.
How many babies need to be unnecessarily infected with herpes before the ultra-Orthodox community will finally allow some form of regulation on the "metzitzah b’peh" circumcision ritual?
This is the fourth case this year.
Two more babies are believed to have been infected with herpes by mohels this year, bringing the total number of babies infected in NYC since the consent form law went into effect to five.
Sources say surgery took eight hours, the baby needed six blood transfusions and "leech therapy," and was subsequently hospitalized for nearly two months.
Now that we're down to just Bill de Blasio and Joe Lhota, both candidates are vying for the Hasidic voting block—and both have been willing to contradict and compromise themselves in pursuit of that.
Mayoral candidates tend to have a slippery way with words. And it seems most of the democratic candidates are now AGAINST the consent forms, as you can see in the video below.
The candidates fighting to become the next mayor have weighed in on the controversial circumcision consent forms–and everyone but John Liu is mostly in favor of them.
In 2013, at least two babies have been infected with herpes directly because of the custom. And the mother of one blames the mohel for performing the rite without her consent.
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