Bundestag passes "circumcision law"
ISTANBUL - Anatolia News Agency
German Chancellor Angela Merkel votes over a proposed law governing circumcision in Germany's Bundestag lower house of parliament in Berlin, on December 12, 2012. Germany's parliament will decide on a law governing circumcision, after a court ruling earlier this year put the practice into question. AFP PHOTO / JOHN MACDOUGALL
The German Federal Assembly, the Bundestag, approved a draft law on circumcision today.
The circumcision law passed in the Bundestag with 434 deputies' approval despite 100 negative votes and 36 abstentions.
The law permits the circumcision of children under proper medical conditions and with the least painful methods without endangering the child's life.