The fact that we can choose to circumcise our children is one reason to be happy you’re an American! Don’t you know that in some cultures the decision has already been made? I saw an interesting episode of “The Tyra Banks Show” that dealt with female mutilation & the victims of it. One young African female guest was a former contestant on ” America’s Top Model” & a victim of this. She explained that she was both Somolian & Ethiopian. As a muslim girl, it was decided that this procedure should be done to preserve her sanctity. In her culture, female circumcision is a rite of passage. This poor woman did not discover what had been done to her until she came to America. But according to this video, the procedure was performed here also. Now that is something I did not know! It is very informative & I’m glad as Americans there is freedom of choice! Just one more reason to be patriotic!