The new haredi-controlled American Board of Ritual Circumcision supports metzitza b'peh (MBP), the oral-to-genital-contact during circumcision that has killed at least one infant and maimed others. One of it's medical advisors is Daniel Berman, who has been a vocal advocate for MBP and has claimed that no harm can come from the procedure. Many of the mohelim listed as board-approved regularly do MBP.
Further, no Modern Orthodox rabbis are listed as advisors, most likely in retaliation for the Modern Orthodox Rabbinical Council of America's statement against MBP issued earlier this year. The board also serves another purpose – to stop Rabbi Moses Tendler from setting up a real board that would provide real oversight and protect children.
New York City's Health Commissioner today released more evidence confirming the dangers of MBP. It seems haredim are intent on ignoring that evidence and using this Board as a weapon against the City. Apparently policy is more important to these rabbis than the lives of children.