JUNE 2, 2004
At the recent Board of Directors meeting, the American College of Pediatricians voted unanimously to endorse the concept of A Federal Marriage Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. The College supports this legislation based upon the firm knowledge that the basic father-mother family unit, within marriage, is the optimal setting for childhood development.
The American College of Pediatricians is a national medical association of licensed physicians and healthcare professionals who specialize in the care of infants, children, and adolescents. The mission of the College is “to enable all children to reach their optimal, physical and emotional health and well-being.” We promote “a society where all children from the moment of their conception are valued unselfishly.” The College further notes, “that children are the future of our nation and society. As such, they deserve to be reared in the best possible family environment and supported by physicians committed to ensuring their optimal health and well-being.”