ACPeds Applauds Prospect of Overturning Roe; Urges SCOTUS to Finalize Decision

5 May 2022

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Quentin L. Van Meter, MD, FCP, President 

(352) 376-1877

Washington, D.C.—Recently, the news outlet, Politico, reported that a leaked draft majority opinion of the U.S. Supreme Court shows that it is set to overturn Roe v. Wade. Chief Justice Roberts confirmed that the document is authentic. However, at this time, no official opinion has been released.

 Dr. Quentin Van Meter, President of the American College of Pediatricians (ACPeds), released the following statement:

 “The American College of Pediatricians believes that human life begins at fertilization and we stand for the sanctity and dignity of all members of the human family, including preborn babies. We are elated by the prospect of Roe v. Wade being overturned and urge the Supreme Court to finalize a decision immediately. Every day that passes is another day that babies are killed by abortion.”

 ACPeds has published position statements on “When Human Life Begins”, “Induced Abortion: Risks That May Impact Adolescents, Young Adults, and Their Children”, and “Fetal Pain: What is the Scientific Evidence?

 If you would like to set up an interview with Dr. Quentin Van Meter, please contact or call (352) 376-1877.

About the American College of Pediatricians

The American College of Pediatricians (ACPeds) is a national medical association of licensed physicians and healthcare professionals who specialize in the care of infants, children, and adolescents. It was founded by a group of concerned physicians who saw the need for a pediatric organization that would not be influenced by the politically driven pronouncements of the day. The mission of the ACPeds is to enable all children to reach their optimal physical and emotional health and well-being. The ACPeds is committed to fulfilling its mission by producing sound policy, based upon the best available research, to assist parents and to influence society in the endeavor of childrearing. 

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