I’ve written about circumcision before, and the costs of performing such an unnecessary procedure carried out on infants. The latest circumcision horror story comes from Oldham in Manchester, England. From the Mirror:
Goodluck Caubergs died the day after nurse Grace Adeleye carried out the procedure without anaesthetic and using only a pair of scissors, forceps and olive oil, Manchester Crown Court heard.
The 66-year-old medic is originally from Nigeria, as are the youngster’s parents, where the circumcision of newborns is the tradition for Christian families, the jury heard.
Adeleye has been charged with manslaughter by gross negligence and the trial is ongoing,
Adrian Darbishire QC, opening the case for the prosecution, told the jury: “The allegation essentially here is that the care she provided in the course of that procedure was so bad that not only did it cause the death of that young baby wholly unnecessarily, but it amounted to gross negligence and a crime.”
Mr Darbishire said circumcisions were routinely carried out in Nigeria amongst Christian families who have brought the tradition with them to the UK, and the procedure was an “ancient, well established and widespread” practice across the world.
According to the prosecution, an average of three children a month are admitted to the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital due to bleeding after home-based circumcisions. In this case, there is no doubt that the infant’s death was totally unnecessary.
“He bled to death over a period of many hours when medical assistance, which could have saved his life, was minutes away.”
Now the parent’s are unquestionable devastated over the loss of their child. A needless loss caused be an incompetent midwife and religious mythology.