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Oregon Woman Faces Charges In Home Circumcision

KHQ.COM - An Oregon woman who told a Portland police detective she decided to circumcise her baby at home after reading the Bible is facing assault and criminal mistreatment charges.

The Oregonian reports that 29-year-old Keemonta Peterson told police she watched some YouTube videos about circumcisions before using a box cutter as a scalpel and a pair of pliers as a tourniquet.

After two hours of uncontrolled bleeding, she called 911 and the 3-month-old boy was rushed to a hospital where he was initially listed in critical condition.

The boy appears to have recovered with no permanent injury.

A trial is tentatively scheduled for June.

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