Party MP Vesa-Matti Saarakkala is calling for the criminalization of
male circumcision in Finland. In a formal inquiry to the government,
Saarakkala says expanding the circumcision ban on girls to include boys
is an issue of fundamental rights.
Finns Party parliamentarian wants the courts to adopt a streamlined
approach to male circumcision. He points to two recent circumcision
court cases. In one a layman and the child’s parents were convicted of
conspiracy to commit assault. In the other, a doctor who performed a
circumcision was not convicted, but the child’s father was fined for
Saarakkala is advocating cutting out circumcision for both sexes.
Supreme Administrative Court has ruled that ritual male circumcision is
legal when carried out under medical supervision.
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