The New York City board of health voted unanimously to require parents to sign a consent form for metzizah b’peh. A handful of protesters denounced the decision.
Agudath Israel of America reportedly is planning to sue the city of New York if its health department passes a law requiring parental consent for the circumcision ritual known as metzitzah b’peh.
The ultra-Orthodox are vowing to resist consent forms for a circumcision rite involving sucking of blood. Two boys have died after contracting herpes from the rite.