In the Media

COVID Shots for Tots? Leave It up to Parents
Family Research Council, December 1, 2021
As the pressure builds for universal mandates from the Biden administration, more and more medical groups are raising their voices in concern. The American College of Pediatricians (ACPeds) recently announced their support for parental choice over narrow mandates.
The American College of Pediatricians Gives Warning about COVID Vaccines for Children
New Right Network, December 1, 2021
The purported advantages of forcefully inoculating children against COVID-19 are limited since their infections are typically mild or asymptomatic, with vaccination benefits rising with age.
Medics tell US Supreme Court to protect the unborn
Medics tell US Supreme Court to protect the unborn
The Christian Institute, November 31, 2021
The Alliance for Hippocratic Medicine (AHM), which represents more than 30,000 health professionals, has told the US Supreme Court to defend unborn babies as it prepares to rule on new pro-life legislation.
A Mom’s Research (Part 6): Staying Steady in the Swirl of Transgenderism
A Mom’s Research (Part 6): Staying Steady in the Swirl of Transgenderism
The Epoch Times, October 31, 2021
According to the American College of Pediatricians, it is a consensus in the scientific community that “80% to 95% of pre-pubertal children with GD [gender dysphoria] will experience resolution by late adolescence if not exposed to social affirmation and medical intervention.” There is no long-term study on the persistence rate of those whose gender dysphoria started in their adolescence.
Texas Saves Girl's Sports
Texas Saves Girl's Sports
The Iowa Standard, October 27, 2021
The American College of Pediatricians (ACPeds) thanks Governor Gregory Abbott for protecting the health and safety of female athletes in the State of Texas.
Christian employers ask for protection against Biden gender transition mandates
Sidney Herald, October 24, 2021
ADF attorneys representing the American College of Pediatricians, the Catholic Medical Association, and an OB-GYN doctor who specializes in caring for adolescents filed a separate lawsuit in August challenging the same HHS mandate on the basis that it would require doctors to perform gender transition procedures on any patient, including a child, if the procedure violates a doctor’s medical judgment or religious beliefs.
Botched Abortion Kills Woman And Baby But Doctors Report Deaths As COVID Fatality
Botched Abortion Kills Woman And Baby But Doctors Report Deaths As COVID Fatality
Christianity Daily, October 21, 2021
The Public Discourse published in 2019 a joint letter from 30,000 doctors of the American College of Pediatricians that "abortion is never necessary to save a mother's life." The doctors touted claims of the Democratic Party and pro-choice groups that abortion is for health care.
Christian Employers Challenge Biden Admin Gender-Transition Mandates: 'God Created Humans as Male or Female'
Christian Employers Challenge Biden Admin Gender-Transition Mandates: 'God Created Humans as Male or Female'
CBN, October 20, 2021
As CBN News reported last month, ADF attorneys representing 3,000 doctors and medical professionals from the American College of Pediatricians, Catholic Medical Associates, and an OB-GYN doctor who specializes in caring for adolescents, are challenging the mandate in a separate lawsuit.
Christian employers seek injunction against Biden rule on transgender procedure payments
Christian employers seek injunction against Biden rule on transgender procedure payments
The Washington Times, October 19, 2021
An August 2021 ADF lawsuit, filed on behalf of the American College of Pediatricians, the Catholic Medical Association, and Dr. Jeanie Dassow, took the administration to task for requiring doctors to perform gender transition procedures regardless of the doctor’s medical judgment or religious beliefs.
In response: The theological, anthropological, and moral injustices of abortion
In response: The theological, anthropological, and moral injustices of abortion
The St. Anslen Crier, October 8, 2021
In an abstract released in March 2017, the American College of Pediatricians also comments on when human life begins in a scientific analysis. They state, “The predominance of human biological research confirms that human life begins at conception—fertilization.” Regardless of your stance on abortion, there is an overwhelming amount of evidence proving that life begins at conception scientifically.
The Sandstorm: California's Children are Property of the State
The Sandstorm: California's Children are Property of the State
Heartland Institute, October 6, 2021
At the time, the American College of Pediatricians (ACPeds) filed testimony against the bill, urging legislators to reject it. “Children with gender dysphoria believe they are not their biological sex,” the group’s March 2018 testimony read. “A delusion is a fixed false belief. This bill proposes that foster children with gender dysphoria be socially affirmed into their delusion, and allowed to obtain experimental puberty blockers, and dangerous cross-sex hormones and surgery without parental consent.”
Christian Schools, Female Athletes Join Fight Challenging Biden’s Transgender Mandate
Christian Schools, Female Athletes Join Fight Challenging Biden’s Transgender Mandate
The Daily Wire, October 5, 2021
The suit, American College of Pediatricians v. Becerra, was filed with the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee at Chattanooga. ADF is providing representation on behalf of more than 3,000 physicians and health care professionals.

Andy Puzder: Biden ignores the science of abortion – he follows politics on the question of when life begins
Andy Puzder: Biden ignores the science of abortion – he follows politics on the question of when life begins
Texas News Today, September 29, 2021
The science of when human life begins is not a serious controversy. For example, on the American College of Pediatricians (ACP) website,[t]The superiority of human biology research confirms that human life begins with conception or fertilization.
Andy Puzder: Biden ignores science on abortion – he follows politics on question of when life begins
Andy Puzder: Biden ignores science on abortion – he follows politics on question of when life begins
Fox News, September 19, 2021
The science on when human life begins is not in serious dispute. For example, the American College of Pediatricians’ (ACP) website states that "[t]he predominance of human biological research confirms that human life begins at conception—fertilization.
Michigan School Uses Stick Figure Porn in Sex Ed Class
Michigan School Uses Stick Figure Porn in Sex Ed Class
WBCK, September 14, 2021
Is it really necessary to not only show the “stick figure porn” but also the topics they choose to teach?
Texas abortion bill: What it is and how abortion laws are changing
Texas abortion bill: What it is and how abortion laws are changing
The Mix, September 9, 2021
The American College of Pediatricians also declares that “the predominance of human biological research confirms that human life begins at conception—fertilization.
20 States Sue Biden Admin Over Mandate Allowing Boys in Girls’ Sports
20 States Sue Biden Admin Over Mandate Allowing Boys in Girls’ Sports
The New American, September 3, 2021
Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) filed the lawsuit American College of Pediatricians v. Becerra last week with the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee. The plaintiffs include the American College of Pediatricians, the Catholic Medical Association, and an OBGYN who specializes in adolescent care.
Doctors Group Applauds Texas for Protecting Unborn Babies From Abortion
Doctors Group Applauds Texas for Protecting Unborn Babies From Abortion
Life News, September 1, 2021
A leading doctors’ group is applauding the state of Texas for protecting unborn babies from abortion.
Biden Admin. Sued by Thousands of Pediatricians, Health Care Professionals Over Transgender Mandate
Biden Admin. Sued by Thousands of Pediatricians, Health Care Professionals Over Transgender Mandate
CNS News, September 1, 2021
More than three thousand pediatricians and health care professionals are suing the Biden Administration for requiring gender-related care and surgeries, regardless of doctors' medical or ethical objections.
Thousands of pediatricians stand up against child transgender surgery mandate
BPR Business & Politics, September 1, 2021
Over 3,000 pediatricians have joined in a lawsuit against the Biden administration’s mandate requiring doctors to perform transgender surgery on children regardless of the doctor’s judgment or religious beliefs.


3K healthcare workers sue Biden admin. over mandate forcing them to perform sex-change surgeries
3K healthcare workers sue Biden admin. over mandate forcing them to perform sex-change surgeries
The Christian Post, August 31, 2021
The American College of Pediatricians and the Catholic Medical Association, along with Dr. Jeanie Dassow of Chattanooga, filed the suit last week in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee at Chattanooga.
‘We’re On A Mission’: Advocacy Groups Campaign Against Trans Surgeries For Minors
‘We’re On A Mission’: Advocacy Groups Campaign Against Trans Surgeries For Minors
Daily Caller, August 31, 2021
“These surgeries are equivalent to female genital mutilation,” Dr. Michelle Cretella, executive director of the American College of Pediatricians (ACPeds), told the DCNF. “A single transgender surgery on a child is one too many.”
Thousands of Pediatricians Sue Biden for Mandating Transgender Surgery on Kids
Thousands of Pediatricians Sue Biden for Mandating Transgender Surgery on Kids
Flag and Cross, August 31, 2021
Thousands of pediatricians have come together to sue the Biden administration over rules that would force them to perform dangerous, life-changing transgender procedures on children.
Pediatricians File Lawsuit Against Biden’s Mandate that Doctors Perform Transgender Procedures on Children
Pediatricians File Lawsuit Against Biden’s Mandate that Doctors Perform Transgender Procedures on Children
Breitbart, August 30, 2021
The American College of Pediatricians (ACPeds) is joining with other medical professionals in a lawsuit against the Biden administration’s mandate that doctors perform transgender procedures on any individual, including children–even if this violates a doctor’s medical judgment or religious beliefs.
3,000+ Pediatricians, Health Care Workers Sue Biden Over Transgender Mandate
3,000+ Pediatricians, Health Care Workers Sue Biden Over Transgender Mandate
Human Events, August 30, 2021
Pediatricians and other health care workers are suing the Biden administration over a mandate that would require medical professionals to provide gender-related services regardless of any medical objections.
Pediatricians Sue Biden Administration for Requiring Doctors to Perform Trans Surgeries Against Beliefs
Pediatricians Sue Biden Administration for Requiring Doctors to Perform Trans Surgeries Against Beliefs
The Tennessee Star, August 29, 2021
Medical professionals are suing President Joe Biden’s administration over a mandate requiring doctors to perform transgender surgeries in violation of their religious beliefs or medical judgment.
3,000-Plus Pediatricians, Medical Professionals Sue Biden Admin Over Transgender Mandate
3,000-Plus Pediatricians, Medical Professionals Sue Biden Admin Over Transgender Mandate
The Daily Wire, August 27, 2021
Pediatricians and other health care workers are suing the Biden administration over a mandate tied to health care which would, according to the suit, require medical professionals to provide gender-related services and surgeries despite objections, medical or otherwise.
Lawsuit Filed Against HHS for ‘Gender Transition Mandate’
Lawsuit Filed Against HHS for ‘Gender Transition Mandate’
Daily Citizen, August 26, 2021
More than 3,000 physicians and health professionals are challenging a “gender transition mandate” from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) which requires hospitals and health care workers to participate in damaging and harmful “gender transition” procedures – “even if the procedure violates a doctor’s medical judgment or religious beliefs.”
Pediatricians Sue Biden Administration For Requiring Doctors To Perform Trans Surgeries Against Beliefs
Pediatricians Sue Biden Administration For Requiring Doctors To Perform Trans Surgeries Against Beliefs
Daily Caller, August 26, 2021
Medical professionals are suing President Joe Biden’s administration over a mandate requiring doctors to perform transgender surgeries in violation of their religious beliefs or medical judgement.
Doctors Can Object to Gender Transition Procedures on Religious Grounds, Suit Says
Doctors Can Object to Gender Transition Procedures on Religious Grounds, Suit Says
Newsweek, August 26, 2021
Alawsuit filed Thursday in the U.S. District Court challenges a Biden administration mandate requiring doctors to perform gender transition procedures, even if such practices violate the medical judgment or religious beliefs of those physicians.
Big Gov, Big Tech, and Pediatricians Push Transgender Craze
Big Gov, Big Tech, and Pediatricians Push Transgender Craze
CNS News, August 23, 2021
The American College of Pediatricians and the National Catholic Bioethics Center are both telling the truth. They understand, as even middle school students do, that boys are boys and girls are girls—that's the way human nature works.
Members Demand Justice for Conscience Rights of Health Care Workers
Kevin Cramer, August 18, 2021
U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND) joined a bicameral lette to Attorney General Merrick Garland and Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) Xavier Becerra demanding answers about why the Department of Justice (DOJ) dropped a lawsuit against the University of Vermont Medical Center (UVMMC), for forcing a nurse to assist with an abortion procedure against the nurse’s registered conscience objections and in clear violation of long-standing federal law.
Opinion: Delusions of Olympic proportions
Opinion: Delusions of Olympic proportions
West Valley View, August 15, 2021
Physicians Michelle Cretella and Quentin Van Meter of the American College of Pediatricians decided to “school” the IOC through a recent column in The Daily Signal, pointing out that “genetics is why a male who self-identifies as a female remains male, and giving estrogen to a male does not transform him into a female.”
Texas CPS declares trans surgeries for minors 'child abuse' after governor's request
Texas CPS declares trans surgeries for minors 'child abuse' after governor's request
The Christian Post, August 13, 2021
According to the American College of Pediatricians, additional side effects of puberty blockers include “osteoporosis, mood disorders, seizures, cognitive impairment and, when combined with cross-sex hormones, sterility.”
Rubio, Colleagues Slam Biden’s DOJ for Refusing to Help Nurse Forced to Perform Abortion Against Her Will
Senator Marco Rubio, August 12, 2021
The center, which has received federal funds from HHS since 1998, forced a nurse to help perform an abortion against the nurse’s registered conscience objections and in clear violation of long-standing federal law.
Why We Should Care That YouTube Has Silenced Sen. Rand Paul
Why We Should Care That YouTube Has Silenced Sen. Rand Paul
The Daily Signal, August 11, 2021
YouTube has censored videos from The Heritage Foundation featuring Dr. Michelle Cretella, an experienced pediatrician, who warned about giving puberty blockers to young children. The platform also censored a video of a Heritage event discussing the sexualization of children in culture and education.
War on Gender-Confused Children
War on Gender-Confused Children
Church Militant, August 11, 2021
The American College of Pediatricians published a report last month on the results of 15 studies spanning four decades. It reveals people saddled with gender confusion are helped through psychotherapy or behavioral therapies. The ongoing falsehood that therapy cannot help gender dysphoria and that physical mutilation is the best treatment is a lie based on ideology, not science.
Gender-Transition Surgery Is Child Abuse, Says Texas CPS in Response to Governor Abbott
Gender-Transition Surgery Is Child Abuse, Says Texas CPS in Response to Governor Abbott
Yahoo News, August 11, 2021
The American College of Pediatricians, which represents 600 physicians and health care professionals, has endorsed the legislation, saying affirming gender dysphoria in young people too early will urge them to transition.
Breastfeeding Academy eliminates ‘breasts’ and ‘breastfeeding,’ adds new inclusive terms
Bizpac Review, August 11, 2021
The College of Pediatricians (ACPeds) clapped back at the AMA’s recommendation that “male” and “female” be dropped from birth certificates, stating that the criticism the organization received for adopting that biologically incorrect position was “warranted.”
Pro-life Nonprofit Live Action Releases Realistic Prenatal Development Animation Project
Pro-life Nonprofit Live Action Releases Realistic Prenatal Development Animation Project
Townhall, August 9, 2021
According to Live Action’s website, Baby Olivia was reviewed and authenticated by several medical experts. Some of these include Medical College of Wisconsin’s Dr. David Bolender, Ph.D., Charlotte Lozier Institute’s Dr. Tara Sander Lee and Dr. Katrina Furth, Jeffrey Barrows, DO, MA (Ethics), senior vice president of bioethics and public policy for Christian Medical & Dental Associations, and Michelle Cretella, MD, executive director of the American College of Pediatricians.
Doctors who do harm regarding biological sex
Doctors who do harm regarding biological sex
American Family News, August 9, 2021
As Michelle Cretella, M.D. and executive director of the American College of Pediatricians (ACPeds) shared, “Sex is not assigned by people…it declares itself. Our bodies tell us who we are.”
Pediatricians Rebuke AMA’s Call for Removal of Birth Certificate Sex Markers: ‘Sex Immutable Binary Trait’
Pediatricians Rebuke AMA’s Call for Removal of Birth Certificate Sex Markers: ‘Sex Immutable Binary Trait’
Breitbart, August 6, 2021
Physicians with the American College of Pediatricians (ACPeds) released a statement Thursday that noted the barrage of criticism launched at the American Medical Association (AMA) after its board of trustees called for the removal of biological sex markers from birth certificates.
Pediatricians Slam AMA Effort to Remove Sex Markers From Birth Certificates
Pediatricians Slam AMA Effort to Remove Sex Markers From Birth Certificates
Newsmax, August 6, 2021
The American Medical Association is receiving condemnation from the American College of Pediatricians (ACPeds) over a recommendation that sex markers be removed from children’s birth certificates.
‘Scientific bottom line’: Pediatricians stand up against AMA over whether sex should be on birth certificates
BPR, August 7, 2021
The American College of Pediatricians (ACPeds) is clapping back at the American Medical Association after the latter recommended earlier this month that sex markers be left off of newborn birth certificates.
Texas Governor Orders Review of Whether Gender-Transition Surgery Constitutes Child Abuse
Texas Governor Orders Review of Whether Gender-Transition Surgery Constitutes Child Abuse
Yahoo News, August 6, 2021
The American College of Pediatricians, which represents 600 physicians and health-care professionals, has endorsed the legislation, saying affirming gender dysphoria in young people too early will urge them to transition.
Pediatricians: No, ‘Everyone’ Does Not Agree ‘Trans Women Are Women’
Pediatricians: No, ‘Everyone’ Does Not Agree ‘Trans Women Are Women’
Breitbart, August 1, 2021
Drs. Michelle Cretella, executive director of ACPeds, and Quentin Van Meter, pediatric endocrinologist and president of ACPeds, recently provided the scientific “truth” regarding the bodies of male athletes who identify as women.

Supreme Court: Pro-Lifers Rally at Chance to Overturn Roe v. Wade
Supreme Court: Pro-Lifers Rally at Chance to Overturn Roe v. Wade
Breitbart, July 30, 2021
From a slightly different perspective, the American College of Pediatricians and the Association of American Physicians & Surgeons filed a brief Thursday asserting that Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey “relied on limited information about prenatal development,” whereas scientific knowledge has now “overtaken Roe and Casey” and should be taken into consideration when revisiting these rulings.
Nearly 80 Briefs Support Mississippi, Urging Supreme Court to Empower Women, Promote Life
Picayune Item, July 30, 2021
“Because medical knowledge about fetal development has overtaken the outdated theories in Roe and Casey, those decisions must be reconsidered,” said American College of Pediatricians and Association of American Physicians & Surgeons.
Critics Say ‘Comprehensive Sexuality’ Curriculum an Assault on Children
Critics Say ‘Comprehensive Sexuality’ Curriculum an Assault on Children
The Nation Speaks, July 28, 2021
Dr. Quentin Van Meter is the president of the American College of Pediatricians, and he explains the rise of children presenting as transgender and the push for gender reassignment surgery.
UN-Developed Sex Education Curriculum Sexualizes Children, Advocates Warn
UN-Developed Sex Education Curriculum Sexualizes Children, Advocates Warn
The Epoch Times, July 27, 2021
Slater was joined by Dr. Quentin Van Meter, a veteran pediatric endocrinologist and president of the conservative medical group American College of Pediatricians. He said that medically or surgically assisted transgenderism among young children becomes so popular that it is now a “social contagion phenomenon.”
Science ignored in dysphoric reality
Science ignored in dysphoric reality
One News Now, July 26, 2021
"The people that are making statements and doing affidavits and suing any state that has a law that prevents minors from being mutilated chemically and surgically, the things that they say are based on their own personal opinions," asserts American College of Pediatricians President Quentin Van Meter, MD.
Sex Ed & Sterilized Kids; ‘Human-Flourishing’ View of Wildfires; Ex-Gay Pastor Sues Big Tech
Sex Ed & Sterilized Kids; ‘Human-Flourishing’ View of Wildfires; Ex-Gay Pastor Sues Big Tech
The Epoch Times, July 24, 2021
Dr. Quentin Van Meter, president of the American College of Pediatricians, discusses the rise in extreme medical interventions kids are asking for—and getting.
Report: Therapy Is Often Successful at Treating Gender Dysphoria
The American Spectator, July 23, 2021
A report published this week by the American College of Pediatricians cuts against the belief that it is impossible for people who believe they are the opposite sex to overcome their gender dysphoria.
The Boards and the Bees
The Patriot Post, July 20, 2021
“Little known to most parents is under the Obama administration, the U.S. government started spending over a $100 million dollars on comprehensive sexuality education, getting it to your children with your tax dollars. And now under the Biden administration — in fact, just this week — the House Appropriations Committee just approved $130 million dollars for this radical comprehensive sex ed which sexualizes children. We sometimes call it abortion rights, sexual rights, LGBT rights, indoctrination education or sexualization education” — something the American College of Pediatricians calls one of “the greatest assaults on the health and innocence of our children.”
Fighting for the Family: 2021 Survivors' Summit
Fighting for the Family: 2021 Survivors' Summit
Church Militant, July 20, 2021
Medical experts included the president of the American College of Pediatricians, a representative of the Catholic Medical Association and executive director of the American Association of Pro-Life OB/GYNs.
Ruth Institute’s ‘Survivor’s Summit’ to Explore Rotten Fruit of Sexual Revolution
Ruth Institute’s ‘Survivor’s Summit’ to Explore Rotten Fruit of Sexual Revolution
National Catholic Register, July 15, 2021
Morse worked with Dr. Michelle Cretella, the executive director of the American College of Pediatricians (ACPeds), developing a way to encourage teens with gender dysphoria to seek help, instead of seeking life-altering surgery. Together they came up with a pamphlet for sidewalk counselors to use. That pamphlet, titled “Your Pain Is Real,” will be introduced Friday and Saturday.
'Trans Mission' docu exposes 'unconscionable' rush to transition gender dysphoric kids
'Trans Mission' docu exposes 'unconscionable' rush to transition gender dysphoric kids
Christian Post, July 13, 2021
As Dr. Andre Van Mol, one of the physicians who scrutinizes transgender medical practices in the film, explains, it is often manipulatively posed to parents of trans-identifying children: “Would you rather have a live son or a dead daughter?" It is said in such bracing terms because if they do not allow their children to undergo the experimental practices they will likely die by suicide, despite no evidence for such a claim.
Equality Act: Gnostic destruction of the First Amendment
Catholic Culture, July 12, 2021
Dr. Michelle Cretella, President of the America College of Pediatricians, states that: oral estrogen administration in boys may place them at risk for experiencing: thrombosis / thromboembolism, cardiovascular disease, weight gain, hypertrigyceridemia, elevated blood pressure, decreased glucose tolerance, gallbladder disease, prolactinoma, and breast cancer. Similarly, girls who receive testosterone may experience an elevated risk for: low HDL and elevated triglycerides; increased homocysteine levels; hepatotoxicity; polycythemia; increased risk of sleep apnea; insulin resistance; and unknown effects on breast, endometrial and ovarian tissues.
The Totalitarian Agenda Behind LGBT Sex-Ed Revolution at School
The Totalitarian Agenda Behind LGBT Sex-Ed Revolution at School
The Epoch Times, July 7, 2021
This indoctrination is in spite of the fact that the American College of Pediatricians (pdf) argues it’s “child abuse” for adults to try to convince children that a life of chemical and surgical impersonation of the opposite sex is normal or healthy.
University COVID vaccine mandates are ‘unethical’ and dangerous, med school professors warn
University COVID vaccine mandates are ‘unethical’ and dangerous, med school professors warn
The College Fix, July 6, 2021
The group of professors, which also included Notre Dame Law Professor Gerard Bradley and Michelle Cretella of the American College of Pediatricians, identified four problems with the mandates.

Science Says Transgender Hormones and Surgeries Do Not Prevent Suicides
Science Says Transgender Hormones and Surgeries Do Not Prevent Suicides
Breitbart, June 30, 2021
An article at the Public Discourse by family physician Dr. Andre Van Mol of the American College of Pediatricians, endocrinologist Dr. Michael Laidlaw, and psychiatrists Dr. Miriam Grossman and Dr. Paul McHugh noted the authors of the original study retracted its conclusion after numerous requests for a reanalysis of the data led to the corrected findings.
Transgender Contestant Defeats 21 Women to Win Miss Nevada USA Pageant
Transgender Contestant Defeats 21 Women to Win Miss Nevada USA Pageant
Faithwire, June 30, 2021
Dr. Michelle Cretella, president of the American College of Pediatricians, says it’s a big problem that the use of the term “gender” has been morphed overtime to invent more than 60 different “genders.”
Transgender Contestant Defeats 21 Women to Win Miss Nevada USA Pageant
Transgender Contestant Defeats 21 Women to Win Miss Nevada USA Pageant
CBN News, June 19, 2021
Dr. Michelle Cretella, president of the American College of Pediatricians, says it's a big problem that the use of the term "gender" has been morphed over time to invent more than 60 different "genders."
Drag Queen Story Time, Other Pride Month Activities Features at OKC Libraries
Drag Queen Story Time, Other Pride Month Activities Features at OKC Libraries
OCPA, June 23, 2021
Presenting confusing sexual identity issues to preschool and elementary school-aged children does significantly more harm than good, said Dr. Michelle Cretella, executive director of the American College of Pediatricians.
New Documentary Highlights the Harm of “Gender Affirming” Health Care Model on Children
New Documentary Highlights the Harm of “Gender Affirming” Health Care Model on Children
The Heritage Foundation, June 22, 2021
Transitioning is far from safe or good. As Dr. Andre Van Mol, a board-certified family medicine doctor, shared in the film, gender-affirming pediatricians frame gender transition in terms of life and death—“Do you want a live son or a dead daughter?”—and state that early stages of transitioning are reversible.
WATCH: New Documentary Sheds Light On Gender Identity Industry Pushing Trans Surgeries On Minors
WATCH: New Documentary Sheds Light On Gender Identity Industry Pushing Trans Surgeries On Minors
The Daily Wire, June 19, 2021
“Whether it’s Twitter banning outspoken feminists like Meghan Murphy, or Australian universities canceling talks by pediatric endocrinologists like Dr. Quentin Van Meter, Trans Mission lays out how hard it’s become for anyone to dissent from the social prescription to affirm gender identity,” the Center for Bioethics and Culture said in a press release.
New Documentary
New Documentary "Trans Mission" Explores How Kids and Parents Are Caught in the Maw of Child Gender Medicine Programs
PR Newswire, June 17, 2021
Whether it's Twitter banning outspoken feminists like Meghan Murphy, or Australian universities canceling talks by pediatric endocrinologists like Dr. Quentin Van Meter, Trans-Mission lays out how hard it's become for anyone to dissent from the social prescription to affirm gender identity.
Education Dept. 'rewriting' Title IX by expanding protections for LGBT students, critics say
Education Dept. 'rewriting' Title IX by expanding protections for LGBT students, critics say
The Christian Post, June 18, 2021
The American College of Pediatricians, which has voiced concerns with the affirmation of transgender identity in children, warned that the Biden administration document "mandates a false definition of sex upon American students.”
Biden to ‘Brave’ Transgender Youth: ‘Your President Has Your Back’
Biden to ‘Brave’ Transgender Youth: ‘Your President Has Your Back’
Breitbart, June 8, 2021
The American College of Pediatricians reported that experts on both sides of the issue agree “80 percent to 95 percent” of children with a diagnosis of gender dysphoria “accepted their biological sex by late adolescence.”
Biden to Transgender Youth: 'Your President Has Your Back'
Biden to Transgender Youth: 'Your President Has Your Back'
NewsMax, June 8, 2021
The issue of gender dysphoria among youth is also fraught with controversy. A 2017 report published by the American College of Pediatricians found that, "Experts on both sides of the pubertal suppression debate agree that within this context, 80 percent to 95 percent of children with GD accepted their biological sex by late adolescence."
Swedish hospital no longer gives puberty blockers, sex hormones to children
Swedish hospital no longer gives puberty blockers, sex hormones to children
Lifesite News, May 6, 2021
Dr. Michelle Cretella of the American College of Pediatricians told LifeSiteNews that the ideological Dutch Protocol is finally getting the criticism it deserves.
Pain is the persuader
Pain is the persuader
Pregnancy Help News, June 4, 2021
The American College of Pediatricians (ACPeds) published a position statement entitled, Fetal Pain: What is the Scientific Evidence. It is a comprehensive review of the scientific literature on pain experienced by unborn babies and neonates. Their findings were another milestone victory in our efforts to protect unborn babies from abortion.
Psychiatrist Paul McHugh: Transgender ‘Folly’ Will ‘Collapse, Just as Eugenics Folly Collapsed’
Psychiatrist Paul McHugh: Transgender ‘Folly’ Will ‘Collapse, Just as Eugenics Folly Collapsed’
Breitbart, June 1, 2021
Dr. Michelle Cretella, executive director of the American College of Pediatricians, said emphatically the Pediatric Endocrine Society’s claim that puberty suppressors are a “reversible treatment” is “a bald-faced lie.”

Sex is a Biological Variable of Medical Significance
Sex is a Biological Variable of Medical Significance
Binary Australia, May 31, 2021
The American College of Pediatricians (ACPeds) has released a position paper warning that society at large is in danger of “denying the reality of biological sex”. The paper, “Sex is a Biological Variable of Medical Significance” addresses the problem of erasing biological sex.
My Journey Into the Twilight Zone
My Journey Into the Twilight Zone
PJ Media, May 29, 2021
Earlier this week, my son’s school called to say that his allergies were really acting up and he was running a low temperature. While they didn’t suggest sending him home, we were asked if we wanted to come by the school to give him something for the allergies and the temperature.
‘60 Minutes’ of ‘Transgender’ Regret
‘60 Minutes’ of ‘Transgender’ Regret
The Patriot Post, May 28, 2021
Dr. Michelle Cretella, the executive director of the American College of Pediatrics, stated in an interview, “America is engaged in large-scale child abuse … and complicit in this is my field.” She adds that “14 states and 44 counties have banned therapies for transgender youth, essentially forcing them into this condition.”
Kellogg’s LGBT-Themed Cereal Features Preferred Pronouns on Box
Kellogg’s LGBT-Themed Cereal Features Preferred Pronouns on Box
The Daily Signal, May 27, 2021
“We already have girls, physically health girls, who are being referred for double mastectomies at age 13,” Dr. Michelle Cretella, president of the American College of Pediatricians, warns. “This is institutionalized child abuse.”
60 Minutes Bucks Transgender Censorship to Reveal the Truth About Detransitioners
60 Minutes Bucks Transgender Censorship to Reveal the Truth About Detransitioners
PJ Media, May 24, 2021
CBS News’ 60 Minutes aired an important news segment on the phenomenon of detransitioning — when a person who identified as transgender and undertook various interventions to confirm a cross-sex identity later rejects a transgender identity and embraces his or her biological sex.
Transgender: ‘60 Minutes’ Draws Fire from Left for Highlighting ‘Detransitioners’
Transgender: ‘60 Minutes’ Draws Fire from Left for Highlighting ‘Detransitioners’
Breitbart, May 25, 2021
Dr. Michelle Cretella, executive director of the American College of Pediatricians, also said emphatically the Pediatric Endocrine Society’s claim that puberty suppressors are a “reversible treatment” is “a bald-faced lie.”
Three physicians speak out: Affirmation should always be truthful
Three physicians speak out: Affirmation should always be truthful
Alabama Today, May 16, 2021
Alabama, as well as other states, is currently struggling to define what is good and what is bad for children and teens who believe that they are not their true sex.
A transitioning debate
A transitioning debate
World, May 14,2021
Concerns grow internationally about dangerous transgender treatments—but the U.S. medical establishment charges on.
Viral Video: Mother Presses 6-Year-Old Daughter: ‘Are You A Boy Or Are You A Girl?’
Viral Video: Mother Presses 6-Year-Old Daughter: ‘Are You A Boy Or Are You A Girl?’
The Daily Wire, May 3, 2021
In a viral video, a mother claimed she pressed her six-year-old daughter with questions about her gender, asking the little girl, “Are you a boy or are you a girl?”
American Colllege of Pediatricians Denounces Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia in Minors
The Iowa Standard, May 17, 2021
The American College of Pediatricians (ACPeds) decries this trend and calls upon the medical profession in the United States to not only reject euthanasia and assisted suicide for minors, but return to its pro-life Hippocratic roots and uphold the ancient medical ethics principle of first, do no harm as the basis of every doctor-patient relationship.
Fetal Pain: What is the Scientific Evidence?
PubMed
The American College of Pediatricians (ACPeds) maintains that it is unethical to intentionally harm an innocent human being even in the absence of the individual's ability to perceive pain.

California Capitol Watch: Bill Would Reduce Impediments to Physician-Assisted Suicide
California Capitol Watch: Bill Would Reduce Impediments to Physician-Assisted Suicide
David Vanguard, April 27, 2021
The American College of Pediatricians argues that “SB 380 fails the terminally ill, undercuts the palliative care they need, corrupts medical ethics, neglects mental health, threatens the disabled and elderly, and worsens suicide rates.”
A pediatrician-mom chooses values over opportunities
A pediatrician-mom chooses values over opportunities
The Catholic Spirit, April 20, 2021
"One day I was introduced to the American College of Pediatricians and I realized I was more in line with them. Their mission is to protect children from the moment of conception. And they go through a very vigorous vetting of sources when they publish something. That was a turning point: The AAP published some things that their own scientific committees disagreed with."
Pro-Lifers Seek Answers on the Reported Abortion-Derived Cell Lines for the Production of Coronavirus Vaccines
Pro-Lifers Seek Answers on the Reported Abortion-Derived Cell Lines for the Production of Coronavirus Vaccines
Christianity Daily, April 17, 2021
Pro-life groups looked into several vaccine developers which reportedly used cells derived from aborted fetus in their testing and production of coronavirus vaccines.
Pro-Lifers In Congress Continue To Fight For Babies Who Survive Abortions
Pro-Lifers In Congress Continue To Fight For Babies Who Survive Abortions
Christianity Daily, April 17, 2021
The Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act will ensure the safety of infants who survived abortions by giving them rightful recognition as persons that must be treated "with the same human dignity, respect, and treatment as any baby born after an attempted live birth."
The fundamental flaw in gender theory
The fundamental flaw in gender theory
The Conservative Woman, April 16, 2021
As argued by the American College of Pediatricians, ‘human sexuality is an objective biological trait’ and ‘human sexuality is binary by design with the obvious purpose being the reproduction and flourishing of our species’.
The Continued Fight for Abortion Survivors
Canada Free Press, April 15, 2021
More than 30,000 medical professionals from the American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists, American College of Pediatricians...support the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act and state, “There is no scientific or legal reason to distinguish between human beings born after an attempted abortion and human beings born after attempted live birth."
Pro-Life Leaders Assess Concerns About the Use of Abortion-Derived Cell Lines in Coronavirus Vaccines
Pro-Life Leaders Assess Concerns About the Use of Abortion-Derived Cell Lines in Coronavirus Vaccines
Breitbart, April 14, 2021
Many pro-life organizations have released information providing clarification about the use of abortion-derived fetal cell lines in the development, production, or testing of the different coronavirus vaccines.
Babies are being killed after being born alive!
Babies are being killed after being born alive!
Fr. Frank LIVE!, April 12, 2021
ACPeds Pro-Life Committee Chair and Board Member Dr. Pierucci speaks with Fr. Frank Pavone about babies who are killed or left to die after being born alive.
What’s Inside The Gender-Bending Picture Books In Your Children’s Library
What’s Inside The Gender-Bending Picture Books In Your Children’s Library
The Federalist, April 10, 2021
Why is it dangerous for our children to be exposed to these ideologies? Consider these sobering facts presented by Drs. Michelle Cretella, Quentin Van Meter, and Paul McHugh of the American College of Pediatrics:
Questioning Gender Change for Adolescents
Questioning Gender Change for Adolescents
Liberty Talk FM, April 3, 2021
Dr. Michelle Cretella, a pediatrician and the Executive Director of the American College of Pediatrics joins Dr. George to discuss the gender identity movement.
Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson Vetoes Bill Banning Transgender Drugs, Surgeries for Minors
Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson Vetoes Bill Banning Transgender Drugs, Surgeries for Minors
Breitbart, April 5, 2021
Recently, Dr. Michelle Cretella, executive director of the American College of Pediatricians, and Natasha Chart, executive director of the feminist organization Women’s Liberation Front, wrote at the Post Millennial about the life-altering dangers awaiting teens with gender dysphoria who insist on receiving cross-sex hormones following puberty-blocking drugs.
Rachel Levine: Transgender Drugs, Surgeries for Minors ‘Health Equity Issue’
Rachel Levine: Transgender Drugs, Surgeries for Minors ‘Health Equity Issue’
Breitbart, April 5, 2021
The American College of Pediatricians has reported that experts on both sides of the issue agree that “80 percent to 95 percent” of children with a diagnosis of gender dysphoria “accepted their biological sex by late adolescence.”
Arkansas May Bar Gender Transition Care for Minors
Arkansas May Bar Gender Transition Care for Minors
MedPage Today, April 1, 2021
Van Meter said he sees the bill, rather than as undue interference in the doctor-patient relationship, as a "prevention of harm" and something that is rightfully being addressed by state legislators.
Catholic League: Sex Transitioning Kids Is ‘Child Abuse’
Catholic League: Sex Transitioning Kids Is ‘Child Abuse’
Breitbart, March 30, 2021
Donohue’s analysis echoes that of the American College of Pediatricians, who have consistently warned that “a life of chemical and surgical impersonation of the opposite sex” is dangerous for children.
Policy Leaders Say Gov. Noem Is Handing College Female Athletes To NCAA ‘On A Silver Platter’
Policy Leaders Say Gov. Noem Is Handing College Female Athletes To NCAA ‘On A Silver Platter’
Daily Caller, March 29, 2021
Policy leaders warned Republican South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem in a Monday letter that her edits to South Dakota legislation would hand collegiate female athletes to “the NCAA on a silver platter.”
47 Pro-Family Leaders Urge S.D. Gov. Noem to Support Legislation That Protects Girls' Sports from Transgenders
47 Pro-Family Leaders Urge S.D. Gov. Noem to Support Legislation That Protects Girls' Sports from Transgenders
CNS News, March 29, 2021
Since South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem (R) vetoed a bill to protect girls' sports from transgender "females" (biological males), 47 pro-family, conservative organizations have called on the governor to join their coalition to protect female athletes by supporting legislation that explicitly prohibits males from playing on female sports teams, in all grades and at the university level.
Dr. Rachel Levine Becomes First Openly Transgender Federal Official Confirmed By Senate
Dr. Rachel Levine Becomes First Openly Transgender Federal Official Confirmed By Senate
The Daily Wire, Mar 24, 2021
He cited a statistic from the American College of Pediatricians (ACPeds) that “80 to 95 percent of pre-pubertal children with gender dysphoria will experience resolution by late adolescence if not exposed to medical intervention and social affirmation.”

Republican lawmakers introduce bills to ban sex change surgeries for kids, taxpayer funding for mutilation
Republican lawmakers introduce bills to ban sex change surgeries for kids, taxpayer funding for mutilation
Christian Post, March 19, 2021
Both bills are supported by socially conservative organizations, including the Family Research Council, Heritage Action, the Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee, the American College of Pediatricians, and the American Principles Project.
Critics of new HHS head raise concerns over abortion, religious liberty
Critics of new HHS head raise concerns over abortion, religious liberty
Angelus, March 19, 2021
Joining the Catholic Medical Association in the letter were the American Association of Prolife Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the Christian Medical and Dental Association, and the American College of Pediatricians, a separate entity from the larger American Academy of Pediatrics.
Transgender Resources
Transgender Resources
Catholic Edication Resource Center
Michelle Cretella, M.D. is a pediatrician and the Executive Director of the American College of Pediatricians (ACPeds). The ACPeds has produced a resource for parents whose children suffer from gender identity issues and who may be, or already are, in danger.
Pediatric Group Decries Outdated Double Standard on Fetal Pain
National Right to Life, March 16, 2021
“Medicine’s double standard of acknowledging pain capability in wanted premature babies while denying it in unwanted unborn babies of the same gestational age is unconscionable”–Conclusion of American College of Pediatricians statement
BLOG: THE DANGEROUS INEQUALITY OF THE EQUALITY ACT
The Baptisit Messenger, March 18, 2021
This foreboding line echoes from a recent article by Albert Mohler, president of the Southern Seminary. The focus of the article, and the object of Mohler’s warning, is a piece of legislation known innocently as the Equality Act.
Bishop says latest COVID-19 vaccine can be used in good conscience
Bishop says latest COVID-19 vaccine can be used in good conscience
Hawaii Catholic Herold, March 17, 2021
Joining the American College of Pediatricians in the statement were the Catholic Medical Association, the Christian Medical and Dental Association and the National Association of Catholic Nurses.
National Leaders Denounce Democrats’ War on Women ‘One-Two Punch’: Equality Act and Equal Rights Amendment
National Leaders Denounce Democrats’ War on Women ‘One-Two Punch’: Equality Act and Equal Rights Amendment
Breitbart, March 17, 2021
National leaders are voicing strong opposition to the Equality Act and the Equal Rights Amendment, both of which, they say, are the epitome of the Democrats’ “war on women” and faith.
Christian medical groups oppose health secretary nominee
Christian medical groups oppose health secretary nominee
Angelus, March 17, 2021
The letter was signed by several pro-life medical groups: the American Association of Prolife Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the American College of Pediatricians, the Christian Medical and Dental Association, and the Catholic Medical Association.
Equality Act Danger: Cross-Sex Hormones Could Create Transgender ‘Menopausal Teens’
Equality Act Danger: Cross-Sex Hormones Could Create Transgender ‘Menopausal Teens’
Breitbart, March 17, 2021
“That is what happens when health professionals medicalize childhood gender identity by prescribing puberty blockers to halt pubertal development at its earliest, visible signs,” Natasha Chart, executive director of Women’s Liberation Front, and Dr. Michelle Cretella, executive director of the American College of Pediatricians, wrote at the Post Millennial.
Giving teens cross-sex hormones causes premature aging
Giving teens cross-sex hormones causes premature aging
The Post Millenial, March 12, 2021
Most of us who hit our 40s will find our bodies slowing down, accumulating aches, or suffering a new chronic health condition. Even if our health wasn't great before, middle age is full of reminders that one's own peak of youthful bloom is over.
Ryan Anderson Refutes Amazon: Book on Transgenderism Doesn’t Call LGBT Identity ‘Mental Illness’
Ryan Anderson Refutes Amazon: Book on Transgenderism Doesn’t Call LGBT Identity ‘Mental Illness’
They Daily Signal, March 12, 2021
YouTube removed a Daily Signal video from Dr. Michelle Cretella, executive director of the American College of Pediatricians.
Amazon says it 'won't sell books that frame LGBTQ+ identity as a mental illness'
Amazon says it 'won't sell books that frame LGBTQ+ identity as a mental illness'
Fox Business, March 11, 2021
The American College of Pediatricians has similarly condemned treatments like puberty blockers for children. In 2019, the group called on the surgeon general to investigate those types of treatments.
Jackie Walorski, Michelle Cretella, David Closson
Tony Perkins, March 5, 2021
Dr. Michelle Cretella, executive director of the American College of Pediatricians and co-author of the position paper “Sex is a Biological Variable of Medical Significance,” on the danger of erasing biological sex.
In Blowout Vote, Alabama Senate Makes Hormone Therapy, Surgery For Trans Kids A Felony: ‘Protect Kids’
In Blowout Vote, Alabama Senate Makes Hormone Therapy, Surgery For Trans Kids A Felony: ‘Protect Kids’
The Daily Wire, March 4, 2021
He cited a statistic from the American College of Pediatricians (ACPeds) that “80 to 95 percent of pre-pubertal children with gender dysphoria will experience resolution by late adolescence if not exposed to medical intervention and social affirmation.”
Bishop Rhoades: Latest COVID-19 vaccine can be used in good conscience
Bishop Rhoades: Latest COVID-19 vaccine can be used in good conscience
Catholic News Service, March 4, 2021
The medical organizations urged that individual conscience be respected when administering any of the vaccines.
Critics of new HHS head raise concerns over abortion, religious liberty
Critics of new HHS head raise concerns over abortion, religious liberty
The Record, February 24, 2021
Joining the Catholic Medical Association in the letter were the American Association of Prolife Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the Christian Medical and Dental Association, and the American College of Pediatricians.
Christian medical groups urge conscience protections amid Covid-19 vaccination push
Christian medical groups urge conscience protections amid Covid-19 vaccination push
Catholic News Agency, March 3, 2021
In a joint statement Tuesday, several Christian medical organizations highlighted the importance of conscience protections as COVID-19 vaccines are being administered.
Maybe, just perhaps, environment influencing young adults
Maybe, just perhaps, environment influencing young adults
One News Now, March 3, 2021
"This is absolute confirmation that socialization is the number one contributing factor to LGBTQ feelings and identities," says Dr. Michelle Cretella, executive director of the American College of Pediatricians.
Fetal pain is real; while we're acknowledging that, let's acknowledge why
Fetal pain is real; while we're acknowledging that, let's acknowledge why
Pregnancy Help News, March 2021
The American College of Pediatricians (ACPeds) recently released a press statement summarizing their new position statement concerning fetal pain.
Could battles over transgenderism sink Biden’s first major legislation?
Could battles over transgenderism sink Biden’s first major legislation?
Mercator, March 1, 2021
“This is very dangerous legislation in that it literally mandates that health professionals do harm to people,” insisted Dr Michelle Cretella, executive director of the American College of Pediatricians.

Biden Transgender Health Nominee Urged ‘Accelerating’ Cross-Sex Hormones for ‘Street’ Teens
Biden Transgender Health Nominee Urged ‘Accelerating’ Cross-Sex Hormones for ‘Street’ Teens
Breitbart, February 27, 2021
The American College of Pediatricians has reported that experts on both sides of the issue agree that “80 percent to 95 percent” of children with a diagnosis of gender dysphoria “accepted their biological sex by late adolescence.”
Therapy bans, APA talking points and counseling choice
Therapy bans, APA talking points and counseling choice
Christian Post, February 28, 2021
Yet, “conversion therapy” is a misrepresentative, maligning and summarily ill-defined term employed as a jamming tactic to capitalize on an allusion to implicitly forced religious conversion while stigmatizing and intimidating any therapist who would engage in change-allowing therapy.
Rand Paul Grills HHS Nominee Rachel Levine About Minors Having Sex Changes
Rand Paul Grills HHS Nominee Rachel Levine About Minors Having Sex Changes
The Jewish Voice, February 27, 2021
Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) grilled President Biden’s nominee for assistant health secretary, Rachel Levine, over whether minor children should be allowed to have a sex change, being that these procedures are irreversible, life-changing decisions.
A defense of female sports
A defense of female sports
Madison County Journal, February 26, 2021
Physicians like Michelle Cretella have been stating the same, that men and women are profoundly genetically different, and that no hormone therapy or body-altering surgery can reverse these biological changes. “[M]en and women have—at a minimum—6,500 genetic differences between us. And this impacts every cell of our bodies….”
Medical, legal experts warn of Equality Act's impact on parents, kids and religious freedom
Medical, legal experts warn of Equality Act's impact on parents, kids and religious freedom
Christian Post, February 25, 2021
During the Heritage Foundation's panel Tuesday, Cretella of the American College of Pediatricians noted how the issue of gender dysphoria in children has become politicized. It's this politicization that she says has corrupted the entire profession of medicine.
Murthy for SG, Levine for HHS Get Mostly Positive Senate Reception
Murthy for SG, Levine for HHS Get Mostly Positive Senate Reception
Medscape, February 25, 2021
"Sen. Rand Paul...express[ed] his concerns about minors being given puberty-blocking hormones, likened that to genital mutilation, and cited statistics from the American College of Pediatricians...that "80%-95% of pre-pubertal children with gender dysphoria will experience resolution by late adolescence if not exposed to medical intervention."
Rand Paul Confronts Biden's Transgender Health Nominee About
Rand Paul Confronts Biden's Transgender Health Nominee About "Genital Mutilation"
YouTube, February 25, 2021
Rand Paul just confronted Biden's transgender health nominee Rachel Levine about "genital mutilation" in a Senate confirmation hearing, quoting the American College of Pediatricians.
Dr. Michelle Cretella: Transgender ‘Equality’ Act Would Cancel ‘Do No Harm’ Physicians
Dr. Michelle Cretella: Transgender ‘Equality’ Act Would Cancel ‘Do No Harm’ Physicians
Breitbart, February 25, 2021
Dr. Michelle Cretella, the executive director of the American College of Pediatricians, warned the Equality Act would give federal approval to the “cancellation” of physicians and mental health professionals who believe, “first, do no harm.”
How ‘Equality Act’ Would Impose Transgender Ideology on Everyone
How ‘Equality Act’ Would Impose Transgender Ideology on Everyone
The Daily Signal, February 24, 2021
Dr. Michelle Cretella, the executive director of the American College of Pediatricians, explained that gender dysphoria in minors should be treated carefully and with a “thorough psychological assessment” of the child.
Quentin Van Meter Discusses Leftist Activists Trying to Ban Studying Effects of Transgenderism
Quentin Van Meter Discusses Leftist Activists Trying to Ban Studying Effects of Transgenderism
Tony Perkins, February 17, 2021
Dr. Quentin Van Meter, Pediatric Endocrinologist and clinical associate professor of Pediatrics at both the Emory University and Morehouse Schools of Medicine, joins Tony Perkins to discuss activists trying to ban researchers from studying the effects of transgenderism.
Proposed ban on gender reassignment treatment for minors stalls at Utah Capitol
Proposed ban on gender reassignment treatment for minors stalls at Utah Capitol
KSL, February, 19, 2021
Dr. Quentin Van Meter, a pediatric endocrinologist from Georgia who testified for the bill, said gender reassignment treatments for children are "not based on science" but ideology.
Governor Cooper honors North Carolina's Black health leaders during Black History Month
Governor Cooper honors North Carolina's Black health leaders during Black History Month
WNCT, February 12, 2021
Dr. Frederick Burroughs of Wake County – Raleigh’s first Black pediatrician; City of Raleigh Hall of Fame member; American College of Pediatricians fellow
Puberty blockers stunt children’s bone growth, research finds
Puberty blockers stunt children’s bone growth, research finds
Christian Post, February 9, 2021
Dr. Quentin Van Meter, a pediatric endocrinologist from Atlanta [and ACPeds President], told The Christian Post of the numerous repercussions of using high-powered drugs to suppress normal puberty.
I Know What Happens To The Kids in ‘Transhood’, Because It Happened To Me
I Know What Happens To The Kids in ‘Transhood’, Because It Happened To Me
The Federalist, February 5, 2021
Dr. Michelle Cretella, executive director of the American College of Pediatrics, recently said: “The fact is many kids under the age of seven are still developing cognitively. When we tell these young kids … the lie that they might be born in the wrong body, … it’s psychological abuse because we are disrupting their normal cognitive and psychological development.”
New Study Shows Transgender Players Have Advantage in Women’s Sports
New Study Shows Transgender Players Have Advantage in Women’s Sports
The Daily Signal, February 3, 2021
Doctors like Michelle Cretella have been saying for years, men and women are profoundly and genetically different in ways that no medicine or surgery can change.

Guam senators against amending law to allow telemedicine medication abortion
Pacific Daily News, January 29, 2021
Following a lawsuit brought by the American Civil Liberties Union challenging Guam’s abortion laws, six senators said they don’t support a change in the law that would allow telemedicine medication abortion.
American College of Pediatricians Affirms the Loving Choice of Adoption During Pro-life Month
The Iowa Standard, January 20, 2021
In an updated statement published today, the American College of Pediatricians (ACPeds) affirms adoption as the best option for children who cannot be raised within their natural families.
Sex, drugs and gender dysphoria
Sex, drugs and gender dysphoria
Spectator Australia, January 9, 2021
"I discovered the medical profession had been duped into accepting what amounted to an ideology by pressure groups in professional bodies, as exposed by Dr. Quentin Van Meter." [President of ACPeds]
Calif. Requires Insurers to Pay for Breast Mutilation for Gender-Confused Teens
Calif. Requires Insurers to Pay for Breast Mutilation for Gender-Confused Teens
PJ Media, January 5, 2021
Michelle Cretella, executive director of the American College of Pediatricians, told PJ Media that “the surgical mutilation of healthy breasts which can never be replaced” does incalculable damage “to emotionally disturbed girls and women.”
American College of Pediatricians – Unborn Children Feel Pain
The Iowa Standard, January 17, 2021
In its recent position statement, Fetal Pain: What is the Scientific Evidence, the American College of Pediatricians (ACPeds) reviews the laboratory and clinical data which indicates that as early as 12 weeks gestation (and possibly earlier) exposure to painful stimuli negatively affects these immature human beings.
New Science a Game Changer on Trans Sports
The Patriot Post, January 6, 2021
“[M]en and women have — at a minimum — 6,500 genetic differences between us. And this impacts every cell of our bodies — our organ systems, how diseases manifest, how we diagnose, and even treat in some cases.” Dr. Michelle Cretella, ACPeds
CA demands insurance companies cover breast removals for trans teen girls
CA demands insurance companies cover breast removals for trans teen girls
Lifesite News, January 6, 2021
“The active promotion of transgenderism has resulted in massive uncontrolled and unconsented experimentation upon children and adolescents,” Dr. Michelle Cretella, MD, FCP, president of the American College of Pediatricians told LifeSiteNews previously. “This is child abuse.”
What's best for kids isn't 'prejudicial discrimination'
One News Now, February 4, 2021
With many thousands of children available for adoption and in the foster care system, Dr. Michelle Cretella of the American College of Pediatricians says their best hope is to be placed in a positive and loving environment.

The American College of Pediatricians (ACPeds) is often cited in the media for its stand. With the understanding that the ACPeds may not always be accurately quoted, these unedited articles offer the reader exposure to various debates on issues affecting the child and the family.

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