Woman Who Performed Home Circumcision On Infant Receives Her Sentence

n case you missed the story last October, 30-year-old Keemonta Peterson was arrested after performing a DIY circumcision on her three-month-old son. Inspired by a passage in the Bible, she decided to perform one herself after watching some YouTube video tutorials. (These exist?) The boy was badly injured, but doctors were able to save his life and correct the damage his mother had done. So, what is the sentence for a botched home circumcision? Peterson served 28 days in jail, lost custody of all her children, was sentenced to five years probation, and a psyche evaluation. Her lawyer called the incident “an aberration during a down period in her life.” Well that’s a one way to put it. This seems like an awfully light punishment to me — for a woman who nearly killed her baby. [Oregon Live]

What do you think? Did she get off too easy?

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