Whilst some may believe the dying comment was being over dramatic... and the way the comment was worded was very emotional, there are risks associated with circumcision.
Yes, babies can, and have, died because of complications arising from circumcision. That figure is unfortunately higher than the numbers that are known to have helped save boys from chronic problems (particularly chronic infections)
In reality, approximately 10% of boys get UIs, and of those only a small percentage will have recurring problems. Circumcision only helps those who have recurring problems. Infection can occur from the act of circumcision, and some less experienced doctors have caused permanent injury to the penis from the procedure.
Lets ignore the pain issue here (which I also feel should be a factor, however it's one everyone is aware of and already accounts for in their decision making) and just consider the basic health issue. Yes, it can save a child from some discomfort and potentially some health issues if they would be one of those small percentage of boys who get chronic infections. However, will it stop HIV infections? A lot less than a condom will, I'll assure you. The best way to stop STDs is to inform your children of the dangers and don't be afraid to answer any questions they may have - no matter how embarrasing it may be. If your 12 year old turned around tomorrow and asked about sex, would you sit them down and tell them, or simply say "It's bad, don't do it"?? Just a warning... if all you do is say it's bad, when they find out it's good, they'll be wondering what else they were lied to about. (i.e. if sex was supposed to be bad, and it's good, what about those drugs that are supposed to be bad?)
Personally, I do believe it's the parents choice either way. If they decide that they would like it done, it's FAR better to get it done early - better recovery time, and babies can actually handle pain much better in the first two weeks anyway. Do I agree with the concept of male circumcision? No more than I believe in female circumcision. If one is banned, why is the other socially acceptable? If you keep male circumcision, then I believe that female circumcision should be treated in the same manner. Why be sexist?
Many people may not realise it, but 60 Minutes is a highly biased programme. Their stories have a very definite slant to them. I wasn't surprised that the circumcision story was very much pro-circumcision (giving a slight amount of air time to the people who disagree with circumcision is not unbiased editing IMO) I also wasn't surprised that the following adoption story was so much anti abortion and pro adoption/keeping the child.