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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.

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.

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

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