The Tolerance of Ritual Male Infant Circumcision

American Journal of Bioethics 15 (2):48-49 (2015)
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Jacobs and Arora (2015) argue convincingly for the permissibility of ritual male infant circumcision in general, but they allow for the state to prohibit the practice if it violates local norms. They say that such a ban would be permissible unless it amounts to unethical discrimination. In other words, if male infant circumcision is outlawed, then, as they say, “the same state should protect all children from all unnecessary procedures and practices that are equally uncomfortable and unsafe.” While such an approach has its merits, a more just approach will involve accommodating male circumcision regardless of local norms and customs.

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Gregory Bock
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Ritual Male Infant Circumcision and Human Rights.Allan J. Jacobs & Kavita Shah Arora - 2015 - American Journal of Bioethics 15 (2):30-39.

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