Mom who fled to prevent son's circumcision ordered to court
11 March 2015, 08:24
Delray Beach - A woman who fled with her son while fighting to prevent his circumcision has been ordered to appear in court with the 4-year-old in Florida.
Heather Hironimus is due to appear on Tuesday before a judge in Delray Beach.
The judge found the woman in contempt after she missed a hearing on Friday. He said she had until 14:00 on Tuesday to return with the boy and consent to the procedure or she'll face jail.
Hironimus had agreed to circumcise her son but then changed her mind, leading to a long court fight with the boy's father. Judges have sided with the father.
The case has drawn protests and widespread attention from anti-circumcision advocates who deride the surgery as barbaric.