The practice of ritually circumcising infant boys is outdated, dangerous, and should be banned, according to Centre Party justice policy spokeswoman Jenny Klinge.
"In my view, this is a custom that we cannot accept in a modern, civilized society. Our aim is to prioritize the rights of small children. Fortunately, it has become forbidden to circumcise girls, now it's time for boys to get the same legal protection," Klinge told newspaper Dagbladet.
Although the Centre Party is itself a junior partner in Norway's Red-Green coalition government, the politician also criticized the government's decision to consult experts on the possibility of introducing circumcision into the public healthcare system, a move she fears would legitimize the practice.