Let me also say this, in conclusion:
I tend to see the world in huge swaths of grey area.
I don't think +Joshua Gabaldón
or his parents are child abusers. :/
Nor do I think they or he would intentionally harm a child.
I am surprised that the practice isn't (legally) considered abuse when done to a male infant/ child by a rabbi or doctor, because it is considered abuse when done to a female infant/child or to either gender by anyone other than a rabbi or doctor. (Rabbi is really the bigger one here - because rabbis aren't doctors either)
But also, as far as we can tell, most men who were circumcised as babies grow up just fine, into perfectly good men, etc. shrugs
It's not a practice I agree with, I find it hard to put myself in the shoes of the other side, on the other hand, I live in a society where it is a completely normal practice and the jury is hung on whether it is more benficial or more harmful, and no one is really sure whether the long term effects are more negative or more positive. I
experience a lot of cognitive dissonance about it.
Which contributes to my decision that if kids want it done, they should make the decision themselves, as adults, when they are old enough to weight the pros and cons themselves.
But in the end, as long as people are really thinking about it before they do it, and really using some long term forethought about the effects on the child, whatever decision they make is probably the best decision for their family.
Who am I to say it isn't anyway? No one. That's who.