A bill in Iceland's parliament seeks to ban circumcision in the country arguing that the practice violates children’s rights, BBC reports.
The draft law in its effect would impose
It defines circumcisions as an act that “involves permanent interventions in a child's body that can cause severe pain".
The move has however been met
The leaders claim that the bill is an attack on religious freedom with Jewish leaders stating that it would be a ban on “the most central rite“ in their religion.
But speaking to BBC, the MP who introduced the bill said the bill seeks to protect the child’s rights and was by no means
If passed, Iceland would be the first European country to ban the procedure.