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.

Adolescent Pregnancy

In the July 2005 issue of Pediatrics the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has released a Clinical Report on Adolescence Pregnancy (“Adolescent Pregnancy: Current Trends and Issues”). This report implies that it is the result of, or at least is representative of, a membership-wide consensus. It is not, and it must be noted that the […]

Sexual Orientation Report Troubling

The American College of Pediatricians (ACPeds) takes strong exception to the current clinical report: “Sexual Orientation and Adolescents” (Pediatrics, June 2004) by Barbara L. Frankowski, MD, and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). This report is written in a politically correct fashion and its words hide the reality of the problem. This being so, we […]

College Supports Banning “Morning After” Pill

The American College of Pediatricians, a concerned group of science based child advocate physicians, strongly opposes unsupervised child and adolescent access to the “morning after pill”. We do so because we know the physical and emotional harm documented in children who undergo abortion procedures of any type. We are especially concerned about their ability to […]

College Supports Legislation to Protect Marriage

At the recent Board of Directors meeting, the American College of Pediatricians voted unanimously to endorse the concept of A Federal Marriage Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. The College supports this legislation based upon the firm knowledge that the basic father-mother family unit, within marriage, is the optimal setting for childhood development. The American College […]

Protection of the Unborn

The American College of Pediatricians (ACPeds) applauds the recent action by Congress in passing legislation to protect unborn victims of violent crimes committed against their mothers. The wide margins of its passage indicate the depth of understanding that human life is sacred, no matter the stage of development. Congress has taken a logical step forward […]