I'm not much of a back-rubber. I speak the truth and try to say it in a way that is without judgement, but I have no ability to sugarcoat things. Facts are facts. I just say it like it is. I've always been that way. When it comes to circumcision, I have even less ability to sugarcoat the facts. I think that saying anything other than the complete truth is no better than promoting it. People NEED to know the truth. Perhaps if they knew the entire truth, all the facts, without someone saying "but you know, dear, in the end it's YOUR choice", (because it's NOT your choice...unless it's YOUR OWN penis) maybe less babies would have to go through this trauma and mutilation of something that was JUST FINE in the first place. An intact penis isn't broken, so you don't need to "fix it". Leave it alone!
What is sad is that sometimes it takes the mutilation of a once-perfect little boy for a mother to REALIZE that she perhaps shouldn't have let that happen. (Mis-information is one thing. Knowing you were doing wrong and allowing it to happen is another.)
This is a discussion where hundreds of moms post their stories of circumcision regret. It was found on Mothering.com.