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Mazor proposes to deny core human rights to boys born into Jewish homes on the basis of their birth and sex, which is a violation of core principles of international human rights law.1
The universality of human rights is a core principle - that everyone has the same human rights without distinction of any kind, such as race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin,...
The universality of human rights is a core principle - that everyone has the same human rights without distinction of any kind, such as race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status.2, 3
The universality of human rights also applies to children. The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (1989) provides:
"States Parties shall respect and ensure the rights set forth in the present Convention to each child within their jurisdiction without discrimination of any kind, irrespective of the child's or his or her parent's or legal guardian's race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national, ethnic or social origin, property, disability, birth or other status."4
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948) provides:
"Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of person."2
Although non-discrimination and equality are also core principles of international human rights law, Mazor would provide a lesser standard of protection of the right to security of the person for children born into Jewish households. He would provide that males born into Jewish households are entitled to lesser sexual pleasure than other males. Mazor would deny the right of self-determination to males born into Jewish households.1
Respect for patient rights is an essential element of medical ethics.5, 6 Mazor, however, would throw out this element of medical ethics.1
Mazor would permanently relegate males born into Jewish households to the position of Untermenschen -- sub-humans denied full citizenship. Mazor's recommendation of discrimination against boys born into Jewish households is incredibly anti-Semitic. One wonders how the editors of JME could accept this treatise for publication.
Mazor's completely unethical point-of-view must be rejected by the medical community.
1. Mazor J. The child's interests and the case for the permissibility of male infant circumcision J Med Ethics 2013;39:421-428 doi:10.1136/medethics-2013-101318
Submitted on behalf of the Members of the Board of Directors of Doctors Opposing Circumcision. and its medical advisors:
George C. Denniston, M.D., M. P. H.,?President
Mark D. Reiss, M.D.,?Executive Vice-President
Richard B. Russell, IV, A.B., J.D., Director of Communications
Morris R. Sorrells, M.D., Pediatric Consultant
Andrew R. Biles, Jr, M.D., Pediatric Consultant
John W. Travis, MD, MPH, Infant Wellness Consultant
Michaelle M. Wetteland, RN, MMA, Nursing Consultant
Zenas Baer, Attorney at Law.