Court Upholds Rule Requiring Consent for Circumcision Rite

, New York Law Journal

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Southern District Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald denied the motion for a preliminary injunction against a Board of Health regulation approved in September out of concern that a practice in ultra-Orthodox Jewish communities of orally drawing away blood from the wound after an infant circumcision exposes infants to the herpes simplex virus and can result in brain damage or death.

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