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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.
    Opponents of male circumcision have increasingly used human rights positions to articulate their viewpoint. We characterize the meaning of the term “human rights.” We discuss these human rights arguments with special attention to the claims of rights to an open future and to bodily integrity. We offer a three-part test under which a parental decision might be considered an unacceptable violation of a child's right. The test considers the impact of the practice on society, the impact of the practice on (...)
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    Female genital alteration: a compromise solution.Kavita Shah Arora & Allan J. Jacobs - 2016 - Journal of Medical Ethics 42 (3):148-154.
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    Assigning Responsibility for Children’s Health When Parents and Authorities Disagree: Whose Child?Allan J. Jacobs - 2021 - Springer Verlag.
    This book provides a multidisciplinary analysis of the potential conflict between a government’s duty to protect children and a parent’ right to raise children in a manner they see fit. Using philosophical, bioethical, and legal analysis, the author engages with key scholars in pediatric decision-making and individual and religious rights theory. Going beyond the parent-child dyad, the author is deeply concerned both with the inteests of the broader society and with the appropriate limits of government interference in the private sphere. (...)
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    Punishment of Minor Female Genital Ritual Procedures: Is the Perfect the Enemy of the Good?Allan J. Jacobs & Kavita Shah Arora - 2016 - Developing World Bioethics 17 (2):134-140.
    Female genital alteration is any cutting, removal or destruction of any part of the external female genitalia. Various FGA practices are common throughout the world. While most frequent in Africa and Asia, transglobal migration has brought ritual FGA to Western nations. All forms of FGA are generally considered undesirable for medical and ethical reasons when performed on minors. One ritual FGA procedure is the vulvar nick. This is a small laceration to the vulva that does not cause morphological changes. Besides (...)
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    Best Interests or Harm to Reverse Parental Decisions: Each in Its Own Domain.Allan J. Jacobs - 2018 - American Journal of Bioethics 18 (8):41-44.
    The justification for restrictive state intervention (RSI) such as criminal punishment or state reversal of parental decisions is called a limiting, or intervention (Buchanan and Brock 1989, 10), p...
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    Circumcision: Ordinary and Universal in My Community.Allan J. Jacobs - 2023 - Narrative Inquiry in Bioethics 13 (2):71-73.
    In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content:Circumcision:Ordinary and Universal in My CommunityAllan J. JacobsMy1 circumcision experiences are remarkable mostly for their ordinariness. My wife Danaë gave birth to our son Perseus2 while I was a resident in obstetrics and gynecology in a city where we had no family. Perseus was circumcised in a Jewish brit milah3 ceremony on the eighth day of his life, as were my wife's and my male ancestors back into ancient (...)
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    Response to WHO.Kavita Shah Arora & Allan Joel Jacobs - 2016 - Journal of Medical Ethics 42 (9):620-620.
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    Refusal of Vaccination: A Test to Balance Societal and Individual Interests.Allan J. Jacobs, Jane Morris & Kavita Shah Arora - 2018 - Journal of Clinical Ethics 29 (3):206-216.
    While all states in the United States require certain vaccinations for school attendance, all but three allow for religious exemptions to receiving such vaccinations, and 18 allow for exemptions on the basis of other deeply held personal beliefs. The rights of parents to raise children as they see fit may conflict with the duty of the government and society to protect the welfare of children. In the U.S., these conflicts have not been settled in a uniform and consistent manner. We (...)
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    Response to Open Peer Commentaries on “Ritual Male Infant Circumcision and Human Rights”.Allan J. Jacobs & Kavita S. Arora - 2015 - American Journal of Bioethics 15 (3):W1 - W4.
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    Response to “The Mysterious Disappearance of the Object of Inquiry: Jacobs and Arora's Defense of Circumcision”.Allan J. Jacobs & Kavita S. Arora - 2015 - American Journal of Bioethics 15 (8):4-5.
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    Use of a Balanced Test to Resolve Competing Best Interest and Liberty Claims When Parents Refuse Consent for Neonatal Pulse Oximetry.Allan J. Jacobs & Kavita Shah Arora - 2016 - American Journal of Bioethics 16 (1):28-29.
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    When Should Society Override Parental Decisions? A Proposed Test to Mediate Refusals of Beneficial Treatments and of Life-Saving Treatments for Children.Allan J. Jacobs - 2021 - In Nico Nortjé & Johan C. Bester (eds.), Pediatric Ethics: Theory and Practice. Springer Verlag. pp. 421-436.
    Health care workers or others may wish to override parental decisions because of their impact on the health or safetySafety of a child or others. Justification of such an action requires two types of principle: an authorityAuthority principle that designates the process for reversal, and anPrincipal, interventionintervention principleIntervention principle that specifies the grounds for reversal. It is generally accepted that states may overruleOverruleparentsParents’ decisions for good cause. I argue that the role of the state is to provide sufficient protection against (...)
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