After much prayer and research, RD and I have recently made the informed decision to no longer circumcise our boys. Benjamin was circumcised simply because "that's what everyone does" and we don't want him to "look different". Even then I remember thinking it was a cruel, pointless, and unnecessary procedure but had done little research on the subject. So out of ignorance, we "went with the flow". Looking back on it, we both wish we would have declined that procedure.
Many people do not understand what all circumcision entails. (I know we didn't.) Albeit graphic, you can follow the link entitled "circumcision procedure" below and actually view one being performed. Oftentimes it is done without anesthetic.
Also, the literature we read concerning this topic all said that this is an unnecessary procedure nowadays, especially considering people's keener awareness of basic hygiene. One of the biggest arguments we've come across is "cleanliness"- that's it's too difficult to keep clean and can cause infections. But if a little boy can be taught to brush his teeth, comb his hair, and shower, then we believe he's smart and capable enough to know how to clean his private area. (And, honestly, how can an uncircumcised boy be harder to clean than a girl?)
For anyone interested, I've supplied a few resources below.
Mothers Against CIRC
more circ. info