Agreement reached in circumcision case

News  Wichita Eagle (Wichita, Kansas). Wednesday, 25 July 2001.

WICHITA, Tuesday, July 24. A settlement between an 18-day-old baby's parents, whose disagreement over whether to circumcise their son almost ended up in court, was reached today, the boy's father said. A settlement between an 18-day-old baby's parents, whose disagreement over whether to circumcise their son almost ended up in court, was reached today, the boy's father said.

includes a provision that the baby, Asher Nathaniel Grisham, will not be circumcised, Rodney Grisham said.

wouldn't agree to anything less, he said. Nobody is doing that to my son.

dispute between Rodney and Sheila Grisham, who are in the process of divorcing, began before the baby was born.

Rodney Grisham, 25, said circumcision amounts to sexual assault. Sheila Grisham, 21, argued not doing it was against her religious beliefs.

Rodney Grisham went so far as to file a protection from abuse order at the  External link Sedgwick County courthouse in the name of his son to stop the procedure.

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