I don’t understand how some people think, nor do I care to, I think.
I did not give my sons a choice about the matter, but I feel all right about it because the boys have both had it done, and it doesn’t seem to have harmed either of them.
Notice how poor these two justifications are for denying a child his right to his whole body. There is no discussion of medical need – not benefits¹, but immediate need, the standard for every other surgery on children. It’s been done to both, so it’s okay. They don’t “seem” harmed, so it’s okay. Nonsense.
For a better essay, read the counter-point.
¹ The rationale offered in the rest of the essay and the first three comments is equally weak. I’m sure more madness will result in the comments yet-to-come.