Heather Hironimus wouldn’t give her consent, authorizing the unnecessary circumcision, so Circuit Court Judge Jeffrey Dana Gillen had Hironimus arrested on a contempt of court charge.
At age three, the child’s father, Dennis Nebus, requested his son be circumcized.
It wasn’t a medical necessity, nor a religious matter, and its not clear what prompted the father to question circumcision, but initially Hironimus gave consent according to Skout.
After further research of the elective surgery, Hironimus retracted her consent. Nebus asserted the child had a medical necessity, which a pediatric urologist negated.
By court order, Judge Gillen is forcibly demanding surgery for a child that doesn’t want to be cut and doesn’t need to be cut.
Currently, Hironimus sits in jail with no possibility for bail.
Her attorney has filed an emergency injuction, requesting that the boy not be forced to endure circumcision until the federal case is settled.