Wednesday, June 10, 2015
The court of public opinion speaks against the circumcision of 4 and 1/2 year old in Florida
While the Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital keeps tight silence over the reported scheduled circumcision, activists and public from all over the world rush to the facebook page of the hospital to express their distaste for what a German commenter called a "middle-age procedure".
Posts to the hospital, reviews, comments on the reviews, comments on the posts of the facebook page of the hospital. Allegedly the hospital started deleting comments yesterday (Tuesday) but gave up given the high numbers.
New Times Broward-Palm Beach, Palm Beach Post and ABC 25 WPBF were among the first news outlets to pick up the information, along with several bloggers and discussion forums.
What can you do? (1) Post on the hospital's Facebook page, demanding that they refuse to circumcise a healthy child whose mother is vehemently opposed to the surgery, and telling them that if they do, there will be both public relations and legal consequences; (2) call the hospital 954-265-5933, and (similarly) tell the risk-management department that there will be both legal and reputational consequences if they circumcise the Hironimus (Nebus) boy; (3) call the physician's office (954) 265-0072 and warn him that the mother of the child is vehemently opposed to the circumcision, and that to conduct medically unnecessary surgery under these circumstances is both unethical and legally risky. SPREAD THE WORD, PLEASE!!
The hospital wrote one post trying to "appease" the commenters. It had been shared 236 times and had over 1800 comments:
While posts to the page can be easily deleted, that didn't stop people from posting to the page anyway.
Thousands of reviews clearly indicated the rejection:
New Times Broward-Palm Beach: In Hironimus Case, Circumcision Scheduled for 4-Year-old; Protest Planned at Hospital,
Palm Beach Post: Protests planned at hospital where Boynton boy may be circumcised
ABC 25 WPBF: Circumcision scheduled for 4-year-old boy