I had until today assumed that the illegality of MGM in the UK hadn’t been revealed publicly by a legally qualified person before a barrister revealed it in his talk at a conference in 2013. I was wrong. Earlier today I received an email from Patrick Smyth, reproduced here in full:
I don’t recall mentioning the work of Chris Price to you. I sadly never met him since he died before I became involved with NORM UK. He was a solicitor and a staunch intactivist. He compiled an absolutely monumental thesis on the illegality of infant male circumcision in 1996 which is still available on the Circumcision Reference Library website:
He also submitted an article to the Bulletin of Medical Ethics in 1997:
As well as contributing to an impressive tome on the subject:
that can be viewed here:
I understand that he was he was a chain smoker as a result of the effects of circumcision, and he died on the operating table whilst undergoing a lung transplant. I very much regret never meeting him.
Just thought it might be helpful as additional reference material on the legal position.