Press Releases

megaphoneThe American College of Pediatricians periodically releases statements that relate to current issues affecting the lives of children and their families. To read a press release, click on the title of any of the following listed in chronological order.

Report Confirms Marijuana is Dangerous

The American College of Pediatricians (the College) documents the harmful effects of marijuana use in its statement, Marijuana Use: Detrimental to Children, and urges parents, educators and healthcare providers to warn our youth about them. The Rocky Mountain High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area has monitored the impact of the legalization of marijuana in Colorado for […]

Tragic Day for America’s Children

Gainesville, Florida – June 26, 2015 – “Dr. Michelle Cretella, President of the American College of Pediatricians in response to the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) decision today stated, ‘This is a tragic day for America’s children. The SCOTUS has just undermined the single greatest pro-child institution in the history of mankind: the […]

Induced Abortion: Women have a Right to Know

With its position statement, Induced Abortion: Risks That May Impact Adolescents, Young Adults, and Their Children, the American College of Pediatricians (The College) urges women who are contemplating an abortion to become aware of the many risks associated with the procedure. The statement presents the results of a comprehensive review of the scientific literature on […]

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