Breaking news. Or, heart-breaking news.
After Monday’s first audience in front of a Federal Court, Attorney Thomas Hunker, attorney for Heather Hironimus, filed a Withdrawal of Motion and Notice of Voluntary Dismissal of the federal case.
Another boy’s right to physical integrity and genital autonomy has gone down the drain. Father is now free to collect his trophy.
Remember: the medical witness clearly said that the child does not have phimosis and the surgery is unnecessary. The mother expressed her fear of the risks, particularly the risk of death because of the anesthesia. Judge Jeffrey Dana Gillen did not see merit enough in that risk, or the risk of psychological harm, to protect a vulnerable child from an unnecessary genital amputation, performed only to appease the father.
United States of America, the country where men do not own their genitals. Land of the wounded, home of the mutilators.