If you weren't observant/Jewish do you think you would still circumcise your son? Why/why not?
I'm conflicted about the issue. I don't really know where I stand (truthfully also don't have enough information to form a very solid opinion). I'm sure that if he were not Jewish, my highly overprotective husband would not have circumcised our son. And, if I were not caving in to pressure from my husband, or didn't identify as Jewish, and worry that my son might feel the need to get one on his own later, I would not have either. But I did. My son is okay, and it is what it is. But ethically, I'm really not sure that it was right or alright to do. To do it because of the story of Abraham is kinda sickening to me, really. The man heard voices and was going to kill his son. Today he would be classified as a psychopath.
The opinions I did have/My ground rules:
The mohel had to be a doctor.
He had to use anaesthetic. Not to, in my opinion, is horribly cruel.
Absolutely no metzizah be peh.
I wanted as small a number of observers as possible. Throwing a party while recovering from a long labor/giving birth, and to to celebrate an unnecessary surgery: not really something I wanted to do.
In short, I went through with the bris, but I'm not sure it's something I would do were it not for cultural pressure. And I don't know if that's a good enough reason.