In the Media 2020

New England Journal of Medicine pushes for changes to sex designations on birth certificates New England Journal of Medicine pushes for changes to sex designations on birth certificates
New England Journal of Medicine pushes for changes to sex designations on birth certificates New England Journal of Medicine pushes for changes to sex designations on birth certificates
Christian Post, December 23, 2020
In a previous interview with The Christian Post, Dr. Michelle Cretella, executive director of the American College of Pediatrics, argued that the institutions of “medicine, psychology, education (and) mass media” were “gaslighting our children” by “promulgating gender ideology as science.”
Ralph Reed, Dean Nelson, Will Haun, Michelle Cretella
Washington Watch With Tony Perkins, December 14, 2020
Dr. Michelle Cretella, Executive Director of the American College of Pediatricians, on the FDA’s approval of the COVID-19 vaccine and concerns over whether the vaccine will be mandated.
UK court ruling could have worldwide impact
UK court ruling could have worldwide impact
One News Now, December 9, 2020
The head of the American College of Pediatricians, Dr. Michelle Cretella, predicts this decision will have worldwide implications.

"It's a definite step in the right direction,” she tells One News Now. “It's a victory for commonsense and a victory for children everywhere, not just in the U.K.“
Canadians protest ‘evil’ bill that would imprison parents for helping gender confused children
Canadians protest ‘evil’ bill that would imprison parents for helping gender confused children
Lifesite, December 7, 2020
Numerous experts besides Dr. Gillies have attested to the devastating, irrevocable harm that puberty disruption causes in children. The American College of Pediatricians has said that hormone blockers “arrest bone growth, decrease bone accretion, prevent the sex-steroid dependent organization and maturation of the adolescent brain, and inhibit fertility.”
Four Pro-Life Medical Groups Say Pfizer, Moderna COVID Vaccines Not Made With Aborted Baby Cells
Four Pro-Life Medical Groups Say Pfizer, Moderna COVID Vaccines Not Made With Aborted Baby Cells
Catholic Citizens, December 5, 2020
In a statement, the Catholic Medical Association, the American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the American College of Pediatricians and the Christian Medical and Dental Associations said the vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna did not use cells from aborted babies in their production phases, the Catholic News Agency reports.
Pro-life physician-led groups weigh in on development of COVID-19 vaccines
Pro-life physician-led groups weigh in on development of COVID-19 vaccines
Catholic Courier, December 4, 2020
The Catholic Medical Association and three other physician-led organizations said Dec. 2 the "expeditious availability of effective vaccines" to fight COVID-19 is laudable.

However, they called for "assurances of safety, efficacy and a full commitment to uncompromised ethical development" of vaccines by pharmaceutical companies. The four groups expressed concern about the use of "abortion-derived fetal cells" in the development of some vaccines.
Ruth Institute Praises UK Ban on ‘Puberty Blockers’ for Gender-Confused Kids
Ruth Institute Praises UK Ban on ‘Puberty Blockers’ for Gender-Confused Kids
Breitbart, 4 December, 2020
For years, the prestigious, U.S.-based American College of Pediatricians (ACP) has insisted that encouraging children “into believing a lifetime of chemical and surgical impersonation of the opposite sex is normal and healthful is child abuse.”
Dear President-elect Biden, is unity possible?
Christian Post, December 3, 2020
What does science now say about when human life begins? The American College of Pediatricians admits to being pro-life, yet its very concise statement below is based upon human biology that is not in dispute. "The predominance of human biological research confirms that human life begins at conception — fertilization."
CMDA on board with plan for vaccine distribution – but offers caveat
CMDA on board with plan for vaccine distribution – but offers caveat
One News Now, Decmeber 3, 2020
The public finally has an idea who will get the first coronavirus vaccine shots when they become available. A faith-based medical group likes the plan, but is also voicing hope that the vaccines are being produced without the use of cell lines from aborted babies. CMDA joined in the statement with the American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the American College of Pediatricians, and the Catholic Medical Association.
Medical associations call for ethical production of COVID-19 vaccines
Medical associations call for ethical production of COVID-19 vaccines
Aleteia, December 3, 2020
There are ethical ways to produce a vaccine for COVID-19, and scientists should be pursuing them, said four medical organizations in a joint statement.
New video highlights ‘child abuse’ and ‘inhumanity’ of gender ‘transitioning’
New video highlights ‘child abuse’ and ‘inhumanity’ of gender ‘transitioning’
Lifesite News, December 3, 2020
“Institutionalized child abuse,” which Dr. Michelle Cretella, the director of the American College of Pediatricians, described pushing such treatment on children.
Pediatrician: COVID-19 social isolation is 'hitting the kids the hardest'
Just the News, December 2, 2020
Executive Director of the American College of Pediatricians, Dr. Michelle Cretella, says that more kids and teens are experiencing depression and anxiety as a result of the COVID-19 lockdowns, with suicide becoming the second leading cause of death for young people around the world.

Contraception for Adolescents During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pandemic
JAMA Pediatrics, November 30, 2020
To the Editor The contraception guidance and algorithm of Wilkinson et al1 are not consistent with the recommendations of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,2 the US Department of Health and Human Services, and the American College of Pediatricians.3 All emphasize the primacy and importance of offering and exploring abstinence as a contraceptive option with young people and adolescents. Abstinence engages a range of behavior including delaying sexual debut and reducing the number of partners, among other behaviors. The option of abstinence is obstensibly missing from the authors’ model.
'Transhood': New HBO Max documentary 'more exploitative than Cuties'
'Transhood': New HBO Max documentary 'more exploitative than Cuties'
Christian Post, November 25, 2020
Dr. Michelle Cretella, executive director of the American College of Pediatrics, also denounced the documentary.

In an interview with The Christian Post, she slammed the “institutionalized gaslighting of our children” by the institutions of “medicine, psychology, education [and] mass media.”
Pediatricians Group Celebrates Win for Counseling Choice
Pediatricians Group Celebrates Win for Counseling Choice
Caffeinated Thoughts, November 23, 2020
The American College of Pediatricians on Friday hailed an 11th Circuit Court panel ruling that struck down conversion therapy bans in Florida.
Parents Sue to Allow Transgender Children to Change Sex on Birth Certificate
Parents Sue to Allow Transgender Children to Change Sex on Birth Certificate
Breitbart, October 16, 2020
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.”

YouTube, Vimeo Remove Conservative Entrepreneur’s COVID-19 Video
YouTube, Vimeo Remove Conservative Entrepreneur’s COVID-19 Video
The Daily Signal, October 26, 2020
YouTube also has removed two other videos on the subject of transgender ideology. In 2019, The Daily Signal’s video featuring Dr. Michelle Cretella, a pediatrician and executive director of the American College of Pediatricians, was removed for “violating YouTube’s policy on hate speech.”
Joe Biden’s Advocacy of Child Abuse: Childhood “Transgenderism” Victims Weigh In
Joe Biden’s Advocacy of Child Abuse: Childhood “Transgenderism” Victims Weigh In
The New American, October 22, 2020
The above hapless souls are victims — of what is nothing less than malpractice. This characterization is valid not just because the MUSS-agenda has no basis in science but because, reports the American College of Pediatricians, “According to the DSM-V, as many as 98% of gender confused boys and 88% of gender confused girls eventually accept their biological sex after naturally passing through puberty.”
Joe Biden Tells Mom He Supports Transgendering Eight-Year-Old Kids
Joe Biden Tells Mom He Supports Transgendering Eight-Year-Old Kids
The Federalist, October 19, 2020
According to the American College of Pediatricians, “cross-sex hormones (testosterone and estrogen) are associated with dangerous health risks including but not limited to cardiac disease, high blood pressure, blood clots, stroke, diabetes, and cancer.” A “transgender” eight-year-old will need to consume these cross-sex hormones for life.
Joe Biden Embraces Transgender Treatments for Children that Likely Lead to Sterility
Joe Biden Embraces Transgender Treatments for Children that Likely Lead to Sterility
Breitbart, October 16, 2020
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.”
Marijuana should not be legal
Brookings Register, October 6, 2020
American College of Pediatricians (ACP), April 2017, confirms that “Marijuana is addicting, has adverse effects upon the adolescent brain, is a risk for both cardio-respiratory disease and testicular cancer, and is associated with both psychiatric illness and negative social outcomes…. THC suppresses neurons in the information-processing system of the hippocampus, thus learned behaviors, dependent on the hippocampus, also deteriorate.”
LIFEalerts – Paedophilia
Doctors for Life, October 5, 2020
The American College of Pediatricians (ACPeds) condemned one of the most subscribed streaming platforms in the world, Netflix, for the release of a documentary called “Cuties”. The French film sexualizes a group of 11-year-old girls by showing how these girls dance to exploitative music with extremely sexualized ‘dance moves’ such as twerking and grinding. ACPeds, which includes experts in Child Sexual Abuse and Child Sex Trafficking, deems this film not only offensive but also dangerous.

YouTube Adds Disclaimer to Heritage Foundation Video on Mail-In Ballots
YouTube Adds Disclaimer to Heritage Foundation Video on Mail-In Ballots
The Daily Signal, September 30, 2020
YouTube previously removed another video produced in 2017 by The Daily Signal, in which Dr. Michelle Cretella, a pediatrician and executive director of the American College of Pediatricians, talked about gender reassignment surgery. The Daily Signal is the multimedia news organization of The Heritage Foundation.
Study Corrected: Transgender Hormones and Surgeries Offer No Mental Health Benefits
Study Corrected: Transgender Hormones and Surgeries Offer No Mental Health Benefits
Breitbart, September 15, 2020
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.
Trevor Noah: Gender reveal parties should only happen when kids know 'their actual gender'
Trevor Noah: Gender reveal parties should only happen when kids know 'their actual gender'
FOX News, September 12, 2020
The American College of Pediatricians has condemned treatments like puberty blockers for children and called on the surgeon general last summer to investigate those types of treatments.
'Lack of scientific evidence' undermines study on trans surgery
'Lack of scientific evidence' undermines study on trans surgery
OneNewsNow, September 10, 2020
Dr. Quentin Van Meter, president of the American College of Pediatricians, explains that the study had some deficiencies. "People who reviewed that article critically came up with some really significant shortcomings in data analysis and pointed them out," he tells OneNewsNow.
Pediatric group condemns California bill to soften penalties for sex offenders against minors
Pediatric group condemns California bill to soften penalties for sex offenders against minors
Lifesite, September 11, 2020
The American College of Pediatricians contends Senate Bill 145 'strains the bounds of common sense that any legislator would allow to pass ... into law.'
Is Transitioning Helpful? What Happened When the Study Was Scrutinized?
Is Transitioning Helpful? What Happened When the Study Was Scrutinized?
Ruth Institute, August 28, 2020
André Van Mol, MD is a board-certified family physician in California. He serves on the board of Moral Revolution, and is the co-chair of the American College of Pediatricians’ Committee on Adolescent Sexuality.
AJP Issues Correction: No Mental Health Gain from Gender-Affirming Surgery
AJP Issues Correction: No Mental Health Gain from Gender-Affirming Surgery
CMDA, August 27, 2020
The American Journal of Psychiatry (AJP) printed a rare and important correction this month. A study claiming to be the “first total population study of transgender individuals with a gender incongruence diagnosis” was published in the October 2019 AJP titled “Reduction in mental health treatment utilization among transgender individuals after gender-affirming surgeries: a total population study.”
Why rushing a COVID vaccine will likely fail to provide a safe and effective immunity
Why rushing a COVID vaccine will likely fail to provide a safe and effective immunity
Lifesite, August 26, 2020
Trump’s ‘Operation Warp Speed’ supported vaccines have a likelihood of failure to provide safe, effective, and long-term immunity against COVID-19 and future novel coronaviruses
Trump admin asks Supreme Court to restore ban on at-home use of abortion pills
Trump admin asks Supreme Court to restore ban on at-home use of abortion pills
Lifesite, August 26, 2020
a coalition of pro-life groups, including Live Action, Samaritan's Purse, the Susan B. Anthony List, Heritage Action, The American College of Pediatricians, AAPLOG, and more have sent an open letter to FDA Commissioner Stephen Hahn to ban the abortion pill outright.
Pediatricians Condemn Netflix for Sexualizing Young Girls in “Cuties” Documentary
Pediatricians Condemn Netflix for Sexualizing Young Girls in “Cuties” Documentary
Caffeinated Thoughts, August 21, 2020
The American College of Pediatricians calls out Netflix for allowing such a film on their platform and demands its immediate removal.
Doctors stand up to transgender ideology
Doctors stand up to transgender ideology
World News, August 20, 2020
[ACPeds member], André Van Mol, a family physician in Redding, Calif., said he watched as pressure to embrace transgender ideology in medicine “came up like a snowstorm seemingly out of nowhere, just in the past few years.” Endocrinologists, pediatricians, and other specialists suddenly found professional organizations supporting gender reassignment, while the federal government demanded that the U.S. healthcare system provide and pay for it.
Transgender ‘Equity’ Bill Could Fund Treatments Known to Cause Sterility in Children
Transgender ‘Equity’ Bill Could Fund Treatments Known to Cause Sterility in Children
Breitbart, August 20, 2020
A California Senate committee approved, 7-1, last week, a bill that would establish an “equity” fund that could be used for transgender medical interventions and surgeries, many of which are known to cause sterility in children.
Transgender Surgery Does Not Improve Mental Health, Academics Belatedly Admit
Transgender Surgery Does Not Improve Mental Health, Academics Belatedly Admit
PJ Media, August 11, 2020
Dr. Andre Van Mol, adolescent sexuality committee co-chair at the American College of Pediatricians (not to be confused with the pro-transgender American Academy of Pediatricians), served as lead author on one of six letters to the editor of AJP critical of the study’s methods and findings.
Parents, Beware: The Global Assault on the Health and Innocence of Children
Parents, Beware: The Global Assault on the Health and Innocence of Children
The Daily Signal, August 10, 2020
“I am deeply concerned about Comprehensive Sexuality Education, or CSE, for four reasons,” says Dr. Michelle Cretella, executive director of the American College of Pediatricians, in the documentary “The War on Children: The Comprehensive Sexuality Education Agenda.”

Pediatric Endocrinologist Fights Against Harmful Trans Ideology
Pediatric Endocrinologist Fights Against Harmful Trans Ideology
Erin Brewer, August 7, 2020
Dr. Quentin L. Van Meter, President of ACPeds, shares his expertise as he reviews the medicine and science of the transgender ideology. He convincingly shows that there is no justification for medical interventions to treat gender dysphoric children.
Psychiatry Journal Retracts Findings about Sex-Reassignments
Psychiatry Journal Retracts Findings about Sex-Reassignments
One American News Network, August 7, 2020
ACPeds member, Dr. Andre Van Mol, on the American Journal of Psychiatry's "Correction" of the Branstrom and Pachankis study.
This Doctor Knows Best! Truth About Puberty Blockers and Cross-Sex Hormones
This Doctor Knows Best! Truth About Puberty Blockers and Cross-Sex Hormones
Erin Brewer, August 3, 2020
Thankful for doctors like Michelle Cretella for providing accurate information about the harms of puberty blockers and cross-sex hormones.
WATCH: Pressed By Rep. Gaetz, Jeff Bezos Admits Southern Poverty Law Center Flawed, Wants Better Source For Amazon
WATCH: Pressed By Rep. Gaetz, Jeff Bezos Admits Southern Poverty Law Center Flawed, Wants Better Source For Amazon
Daily Wire, August 1, 2020
On Wednesday, Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) pressed billionaire Jeff Bezos, CEO and founder of Amazon and owner of The Washington Post, about AmazonSmile’s reliance on left-wing Southern Poverty Law Center and their “hate group” lists.
Medical associations, pro-life groups to FDA: Ban the abortion pill now
Medical associations, pro-life groups to FDA: Ban the abortion pill now
LifeSite News, July 31, 2020
"There are no benefits to mifepristone. The ‘successful’ outcome of mifepristone ingestion is a dead child, and the possible side-effects are an injured or dead woman," commented Live Action's Lila Rose.
Parents must protect their children from Netflix’s transgender indoctrination
Parents must protect their children from Netflix’s transgender indoctrination
LifeSite News, July 31, 2020
Netflix defends its pro-transgender agenda by saying, 'The Baby-Sitter’s Club is a smart, sweet, and self-aware update of a beloved book series about preteen BFFs who start a childcare service.'
Calif. senate committee kills bill to fund trans hormones, breast and genital amputation for minors
Calif. senate committee kills bill to fund trans hormones, breast and genital amputation for minors
Christian Post, July 29, 2020
A California bill that would have given millions in state funds to pay for experimental medications and surgical procedures for gender-transitioning both teenagers and adults has been killed in committee Tuesday.
Pro-life groups ask FDA to pull “dangerous” abortion pill, declare it a public health hazard
Pro-life groups ask FDA to pull “dangerous” abortion pill, declare it a public health hazard
Pregnancy Help News, July 29, 2020
Leaders from more than 20 pro-life, Christian and conservative organizations wrote to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) this week urging removal of the abortion pill from the U.S. market.

Live Action leads pro-life coalition asking FDA to remove dangerous abortion pill from market
Live Action leads pro-life coalition asking FDA to remove dangerous abortion pill from market
Live Action News, July 28, 2020
Live Action and a coalition of pro-life groups sent a letter to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) calling on Commissioner Stephen Hahn to remove abortion pill Mifeprex (mifepristone) and its approved generics from the U.S. market.
FDA appeals ruling forcing gov’t to let abortionists send out pills via webcam
FDA appeals ruling forcing gov’t to let abortionists send out pills via webcam
Lifesite News, July 28, 2020
The Food & Drug Administration is challenging the argument that abortion drugs are safe without counseling and necessary during the pandemic.
Is the coronavirus vaccine made from fetal cell lines?
Is the coronavirus vaccine made from fetal cell lines?
Catholic News Agency, July 28, 2020
As coronavirus vaccine prototypes move closer to testing and approval, some Catholics are debating the ethical sources behind a leading vaccine candidate.
Pro-Life Leaders Ask FDA to Remove 'Highly Dangerous' Abortion Pill from the Market
Pro-Life Leaders Ask FDA to Remove 'Highly Dangerous' Abortion Pill from the Market
National Review, July 28, 2020
ACPeds joins more than 20 leaders from conservative and pro-life organizations asking the Food and Drug Administration to remove the chemical-abortion drug mifepristone from the market that is highly dangerous for women.
Summit for Survivors of the Sexual Revolution
Summit for Survivors of the Sexual Revolution
National Catholic Register, July 25, 2020
The Ruth Institute’s conference explores the tragic effects of an “anything goes” culture, featuring ACPeds Executive Director, Michelle Cretella, on the "Medical Tragedies of the Sexual Revolution".
SCOTUS Won’t Hold Abortion Clinics to Same Medical Standard as Normal Surgery Centers
SCOTUS Won’t Hold Abortion Clinics to Same Medical Standard as Normal Surgery Centers
CNS News, June 30, 2020
The American College of Pediatricians, which had joined with the American Association of Medical Ethics in filing an amicus curiae brief in support of the Louisiana law, pointed to the dangers of elective abortion in comparison to the continuation of childbirth in their brief.
Tech Companies Silence Pro-Child Voices
Tech Companies Silence Pro-Child Voices
World News, June 26, 2020
YouTube, which is owned by Google, previously blocked another Heritage Foundation video featuring Dr. Michelle Cretella, executive director of the American College of Pediatricians. During a June 2017 event, Cretella criticized the practice of cutting off healthy body parts in the name of transgenderism.
YouTube Removes Video of Former Transgender
YouTube Removes Video of Former Transgender
Church Millitant, June 24, 2020
The American College of Pediatricians (ACP) states on its website: "When [gender dysphoria (GD)] occurs in the pre-pubertal child, GD resolves in the vast majority of patients by late adolescence. Currently, there is a vigorous, albeit suppressed, debate among physicians, therapists and academics regarding what is fast becoming the new treatment standard for GD in children."
Amazon’s Foolish Collaboration with the Southern Poverty Law Center
Amazon’s Foolish Collaboration with the Southern Poverty Law Center
National Review, June 24, 2020
The only shortcoming of this otherwise laudable venture is that Amazon have outsourced the decision-making process for which nonprofits are eligible for Smile to the extremely dubious Southern Poverty Law Center.
Amazon Blocks Conservative Family Research Council from ‘Smile’ Charity Program
Amazon Blocks Conservative Family Research Council from ‘Smile’ Charity Program
Breitbart, June 22, 2020
E-commerce giant Amazon has blocked Family Research Council (FRC), a Christian conservative nonprofit, from receiving charitable contributions through its AmazonSmile program. Amazon blocked the FRC based on the left-wing Southern Poverty Law Center falsely labeling it as a hate group.
Responding to the Coronavirus Crisis and Building a Stronger Health Sector for the Future
Responding to the Coronavirus Crisis and Building a Stronger Health Sector for the Future
The Heritage Foundation, June 18, 2020
An open letter to the American people from 74 participants in the Health Policy Consensus Group and other health care leaders. Please see the full list of signatories at the end of this letter.
J.K. Rowling slammed for defending concept of biological sex: 'It isn't hate to speak the truth'
J.K. Rowling slammed for defending concept of biological sex: 'It isn't hate to speak the truth'
FOX News, June 7, 2020
"The American College of Pediatricians has similarly condemned treatments like puberty blockers for children. Last summer, the group called on the surgeon general to investigate those types of treatments."
Britain's National Health Service Changes Guidance about Puberty Blockers for Gender-Confused Children
Britain's National Health Service Changes Guidance about Puberty Blockers for Gender-Confused Children
The Daily Citizen, June 5, 2020
"Dr. Michele Cretella is Executive Director of the American College of Pediatricians (ACPeds). Her organization advocates against giving children off-label experimental drugs...which were not developed for gender confused children...Dr. Cretella told us: “Puberty is not a disease. Puberty is a critical and natural developmental phase that can be life-saving for gender incongruent youth.”
Fearing for your children during pandemic? You are not alone
Fearing for your children during pandemic? You are not alone" One News Now
One News Now, June 2, 2020
"I myself have had parents call me concerned about the effects that the extreme social isolation has had on some of their kids with either special needs or mental illness," says Dr. Michelle Cretella. All of us are hardwired to connect, adds Cretella, with the need to gather with extended family and friends.

June 1, 2020 - "Coronavirus parenting: Protecting your children during the pandemic" San Francisco Bay View

May 27, 2020 - "Comprehensive Sex Ed Proponents Admit Teaching Children Sexual 'Pleasure' is a Primary Goal" Breitbart News

May 21, 2020 - "Brilliant Doctor Speaks Out Against Trans Ideology" Laura-Lynn Tyler Thompson

  • ACPeds President, Dr. Quentin Van Meter, speaking on the growing onslaught of transgenderism in our society, outlining the history of the gender vs. sex debate.

May 13, 2020 - "New illness with possible connection to COVID-19 affecting children" EWTN News Nightly

May 12, 2020 - "How Becoming a Partisan Weapon Will Destroy Medicine" The Federalist

May 11, 2020 - "If trans healthcare bill passes, California will fund hormone therapy and gender assignment surgery" LifesiteNews.com

May 4, 2020 - "Large pro-life coalition urges FDA to seize websites of groups accused of illegally providing abortion drugs" Pregnancy Help News

April 24, 2020 - "Utah Sees 10,000% Increase in Girls Getting “Sex Change”" The New American

April 20, 2020 - "Catholic bishops, pro-life leaders: COVID-19 vaccines should be ‘free from any connection to abortion’" LifesiteNews.com

April 15, 2020 - "Abortion industry claims COVID-19 panic has led to spike in abortions" Live Action

April 10, 2020 - "Presidents of Five Medical Groups Confirm Killing Babies in Abortion is “Not Essential Healthcare”" LifeNews.com

April 9, 2020 - "Opinion: Planned Parenthood 'medically irresponsible' during COVID-19 crisis" Des Moines Register

April 9, 2020 - "Alaska Joins Growing List of States to Ban Elective Abortions During COVID-19 Outbreak" The New American

March 25, 2020 - "Over 30,000 doctors object to abortions during pandemic: 'Elective abortion treats no disease'" Live Action

  • ACPeds along with four other organization, signed a Press Release calling for an end to all elective abortion, opposing the call to continue elective abortion during the COVID-19 pandemic made by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and others which falsely characterize elective abortion as essential healthcare. Read more...

March 20, 2020 - "Canadian Doctor: Children Should be Present at Assisted Suicides" Church Militant

  • ACPeds executive director, Michelle Cretella, MD, is cited, commenting on the harm caused to children who are exposed to the normalization of suicide.

March 18, 2020 - "Father Pavone: No, Abortion is Not Safer Than Childbirth" Breitbart News

March 14, 2020 - "Charles H. Bradley: Gender fluidity is a Frankensteinish experiment on our young" The Laconia Daily Sun

  • In a recent article in the WSJ, noted biologists Colin M. Wright and Emma N. Hilton reveal, "In humans, reproductive anatomy is unambiguously male or female at birth more than 99.98 percent of the time... no third type of sex cell exist in humans and, therefore, there is no sex spectrum or additional sex spectrum or additional sexes beyond male and female. Sex is binary."The concept of changing one's sex is nonsense, as sex is determined by unalterable chromosomes, according to researcher Jane Robbins in the publication Public Discourse.

March 9, 2020 - "House Senate passed the Vulnerable Child Compassion and Protection Act" Alabama Political Reporter

  • The Alabama state Senate passed a bill that would make it a felony for doctors to perform gender altering treatments and surgeries on children under the age of 19. College members testified to help this pass.

March 9, 2020 - "Pediatricians Say Study Approving Puberty Blockers for Adolescents Is Flawed" Breitbart News

  • Two pediatricians, both board members of the American College of Pediatricians, which has posted a position statement on child gender dysphoria and the consequences of puberty blockers and cross-sex hormone treatments, said the data actually reveal the opposite of what Turban and his associates claim.

March 4, 2020 - "How to stop sex-reassignment surgery cold" One News Now

  • The entire gender conversion movement has done an immense amount of damage to teens and their families. Hormone treatments, puberty blockers and surgery are not "reversible," and sex organs don’t grow back.

March 3, 2020 - "Dr. Quentin Van Meter explains why gender confusion is becoming a 'cult' phenomenon for kids" Family Research Council

  • Dr. Quentin Van Meter, joins Tony Perkins to discuss his testimony before the Alabama legislature on legislation prohibiting transgender surgery and puberty blocker hormones for minors.

February/January Issue - "Do You Know Your Child's Doctor?" Touchstone Magazine

February 27, 2020 - World Magazine: No change allowed. States are moving to restrict so-called “conversion therapy” practices meant to help people struggling with unwanted same-sex attraction or gender issues.

February 26, 2020 - Canada Free Press: Forty-One Senators Say 'No' to Protecting Abortion Survivors

February 26, 2020 - Modern Ghana: Ghana Is Not, And Will Not, Serve As A Gateway To The Legitimization Of LGBTQI+ Practices In Africa

February 25, 2020 – Daily Herald: The proclamation includes a quote from the American College of Pediatricians stating that human biological research confirms that human life begins at fertilization. Lehi proclaims itself a ‘sanctuary city for the unborn’

February 21, 2020 – World News: Michelle Cretella, executive director of the American College of Pediatricians, noted that the puberty-blocking drug Lupron “effectively castrates” both boys and girls, stunting their brain and bone development. Protecting gender-confused children

February 21, 2020 – Mercatornet.com: “as many as 88 percent of gender-dysphoric girls and 98 percent of gender-dysphoric boys will identify with their biological sex by late adolescence with watchful waiting and/or therapy that affirms a child’s sex,” according to the American College of Pediatricians. Science, sex, and suicide

February 21, 2020 – Daily Signal:  The American College of Pediatricians concluded that the sex reassignment protocol for children and teenagers being followed in some clinics “is founded upon an unscientific gender ideology, lacks an evidence base, and violates the long-standing ethical principle, ‘First do on harm.’” On the Left, a New Clash Between Feminists and Transgender Activists

February 21, 2020 – Mercatornet.com: Joseph Zanga, former President of ACPeds speaks on the hidden scourge of modern slavery in existence today with human trafficking – often involving children

February 17, 2020 – Family Research Council: Michele Cretella on the unfairness of forcing female athletes to compete against biological males

February 11, 2020 – LifeSiteNews: Babies thrown in garbage, left to die

February 11, 2020 – News Maven: Who was Sir Robert Baden-Powell?

February 9, 2020 – Breitbart News: Fact Check: Washington Post Reports Transgender Puberty Blockers Are ‘Reversible’

February 7, 2020 – Christian Post: Medical journal urges ‘state intervention’ to override parents opposed to transing their kids

February 7, 2020 – The Federalist: ‘Sesame Street’ To Feature Cross-Dressing Gay Entertainer For Impressionable Preschoolers

February 5, 2020 – Tampa Bay Times: Florida bill limiting medical treatments for transgender youth loses support

February 5, 2020 – New Times Broward-Palm Beach: Nonbinary Broward Candidate Confronts Florida Rep Sponsoring Anti-Trans Bill

February 4, 2020 – Breitbart News: Doctors Advise How to ‘Override’ Parents’ Refusal of Trans Medical Treatment for Children

February 4, 2020 – Florida Politics: Emotions run high as House committee hears testimony on transgender medical care bill

January 31, 2020 – Sentinel Colorado: Colorado attempt to outlaw gender-affirming medicine is Capitol malpractice

January 30, 2020 – LifeSite News: Brazilian gov’t promotes chastity to teens with ‘I choose to wait’ program

January 25, 2020 – World News Group: Experimenting on emotionally distressed children

January 20, 2020: PJ Media: Brave SD State Rep Moves to Protect Kids From Chemical Castration, Trans Surgery

January 15, 2020: Church Militant: Canterbury Cathedral Hosts Award Ceremony for Top UK Abortionist

January 10, 2020 – One News Now: “Battling the LGBTQ+ push within evangelical churches”

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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