The Finns Party parliamentarian wants the courts to adopt a streamlined approach to male circumcision. He points to two recent circumcision court cases. In one a layman and the child’s parents were convicted of conspiracy to commit assault. In the other, a doctor who performed a circumcision was not convicted, but the child’s father was fined for assault.
Saarakkala is advocating cutting out circumcision for both sexes.
Finland’s Supreme Administrative Court has ruled that ritual male circumcision is legal when carried out under medical supervision.