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August  2017                                                                              Volume 104
Many tune in nationwide as President Cretella speaks out on behalf of children

Monday, July 24th, ACPeds president Dr. Michelle Cretella was interviewed by Tucker Carlson on Fox News. Concerned that transgender ideology has infiltrated her field and is producing large-scale child abuse, she tells Tucker why in the video below. 


Please email positive comments to foxnewscomment.com, thank Fox News for Dr. Cretalla's urgent warning about using puberty-blocking drugs on physically normal children and teens, and ask them for more information like this. Please also share this link http://video.foxnews.com/v/5524002302001/ via s ocial media to keep it going viral!

If you missed the article by Michelle Cretella on J uly 3rd at Daily Signal , you were one of few as the article, " I'm a Pediatrician. How Transgender Ideology Has Infiltrated My Field and Produced Large-Scale Child Abuse " has been read, shared and tweeted at astounding rates. It's one of the 10 most successful articles published in 2017 by the Heritage Foundation . Why would that be so?

Dr. Cretella hit a raw nerve. Many agree with what she has to say but many are afraid to say so.

It is not medical science, but rather a philosphical ideology that is encouraging children with gender dysphoria to destroy their natural, healthy bodies by experimenting with hormonal therapies followed by mutilating surgeries. Dr. Cretella was also interviewed by Dennis Prager on his radio show last month. To listen to the interview, click here .

A California bill (Senate Bill 18) that would fast track parents registering a gender identity change with the state for their child has stalled in the committee and it can't come up again until December. Dr. Cretella and Dr. Laura Haynes, an adult psychologist and consultant to the College, partnered on lobbying and testifying for the first time on this bill. To take a look at the bill, click here.
 
*CME Approval for ACPeds 2017 National Meeting*

Come experience camaraderie with like-minded colleagues, terrific speakers  and 17.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. 

Registration is now open Click here   for details and to register Contact Lisa at ACPeds with any questions: 352-376-1877

Don't miss it!

Call for Nominations

In the fall, ACPeds will hold elections for the 2-year term beginning in 2018. The ACPeds nominations committee is seeking candidates for the elections.

Serving as a board member does not require special qualifications. All Member Fellows, Specialty Fellows, Retired Fellows, and Emeritus Fellows are eligible.

Board members are 
  • expected to attend two annual board meetings,
  • called upon to comment or vote on activities in which the College engages, and
  • are encouraged to serve on one or more committees within the College.

Board members may elect also to participate in teleconferenced executive committee meetings on a monthly basis. The total time commitment involved in addition to the two weekends is about 5 or 6 hours per month.


 
Board members generally pay their own expenses to attend the meetings; however, financial assistance is available.


If you or someone you know is interested in serving on the College Board, please contact the College office . If you have questions about what is involved with serving on the Board, you may email your questions to admin@acpeds.org , or call the College office at 352-376-1877 and Lisa can have a board member get back to you.
August at a glance...  

The month of August commemorates the following
Innovative online course to support children with autism

Parents and teachers are being encouraged to sign up for a free, four-week course run by the University of Bath's Department of Psychology, which is aimed at improving the support available for children with autism. Click here for more information on the course.
Special Interest News, Articles and Studies
Member Benefit: Big discount for reception room magazines

To enjoy the discount subscription,

 

No waiting for the subscription to start and one fee yearly. It's that easy.

Harvard Legal Journal Argues Against Legal Abortion

Law student Joshua Craddock argues for life in his paper, Protecting Prenatal Persons: Does The Fourteenth Amendment Prohibit Abortion?, published in the Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy. According to the article, "unborn babies are constitutional persons" and t he Fourteenth Amendment holds that no state shall "deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws."

The American College of Pediatricians, being truly dedicated to all children, affirms the health and lives of all pediatric patients equally, beginning at conception. 

For more information, view the ACPeds position statement Respect for Life from Conception.

"The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others."

-Mahatma Gandhi
The SPLC: A smear group who's become exactly what they set out to fight

Once a group dedicated to fighting actual hate groups, the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) has now turned to slandering and demonizing Christian and conservative organizations, labeling them "hate groups." 

These groups are placed in the same category as the KKK on the SLPC's "hate map" for merely upholding traditional standards of marriage and sexual morality.

The SPLC has enlisted in the culture wars on the side of the radical Left, and raised a huge amount of money from misled followers in doing so. Their false designations and demonization of Christians and conservatives has even led to violence.


Click here to listen to Profit$ of Hate, a special program that exposes the fraudulent and dangerous work of the Southern Poverty Law Center.

ACPeds member Dr. Felipe Vizcarrondo is featured on another program on this site. Click here to view his interview. That particular part of the video starts at 1:53 minutes and ends at 7:15 minutes. 

Thank you Dr. Vizcarrondo for speaking out for children
When a human egg is fertilized is the result ever a newborn platypus?
ACPeds member and neonatologist, Dr. Robin Pierucci responded to an article published in the New England Journal of Medicine last month titled, "Alternative Science and Human Reproduction."

Her response, When Does Life Begin? Pro-Choice Science Ignores the Facts, was published in the National Review. Click here to read the article.
Why we need Simon's Law passed in every state

ACPeds was instrumental in getting  Simon's Law passed in the state of Kansas. 

Simon's law is designed to guarantee parents their inalienable right to participate in the healthcare decisions of their disabled or severely ill children.

See this article in The Federalist about why we need this law passed in every state to prevent cases similar, though possibly not as extreme, as the one about Charlie Gard happening here in our country.

Charlie Gard's parents recently ended their fight to save his life as it is now too late for experimental treatment. To read more on Charlie Gard, click here.

Thank you to everyone who signed petitions in an effort to help baby Charlie and support his family.
Thank you to member Dr. Jane Hamner for help editing Parent Talk,
and Dr. Leah Willson for her help in editing the Newsletter.
Norton Antivirus bans pro-family website

Liberty Counsel's website has been blocked by Symantec's Norton™ AntiVirus software on the grounds that it is a "Hate" website! 

The seriousness of this threat cannot be overstated--not just to Liberty Counsel, but to every pro-faith and pro-family organization and citizen. 


If Symantec is allowed to BAN Liberty Counsel and other pro-family groups as "Hate" groups, then any far-left Internet company can block any individual or organization that stands for faith and marriage!


Liberty Counsel needs your help to combat this outrageous attack on the pro-family movement. Click here for more information.
Campaign for Truth

ACPeds along with 35 other organizations co-signed a letter to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs expressing concern about advice from The Pew Charitable Trusts and several co-signing organizations regarding advance care planning policy.

We believe the controversial Advance Care Planning promoted by Pew Trusts will lead to premature deaths and outrage by surviving families.



There is strong reason for concern that, motivated by cost concerns, promotion of advance directives and advance care planning frequently  deviates from a neutral effort to elicit and implement patients' genuine wishes in the direction of influencing them, subtly or not too subtly, to reject lifepreserving treatment (1). 

Instead we advocate that people plan for the future by having a legal surrogate with power of attorney and prepare the patient and their surrogate to make the best possible in the moment decision medical decisions when the time comes (2). For more information, click here

(1) The Bias Against Life Preserving Treatment in Advance Care Planning; National Right to Life Committee (NRLC), March 2015 at Appendix A, page 4 accessed from http://www.nrlc.org/communications/advancecareplanningbias/.
(2) Appendix F - Redefining the "Planning" in Advance Care Planning: Preparing for End-of-Life Decision Making, Sudore, Rebecca MD and Fried, Terri MD. Ann Intern Med 2010; 153: 256-261, Aug 2010.
Support for the Conscience Protection Act of 2017 (H.R. 644 )

The Conscience Protection Act of 2017 (H.R. 644) has been introduced in the House of Representatives  by Reps. Diane Black (R-TN) and Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE) and in the Senate (S. 301) by Sen. James  Lankford (R-OK). This much-needed, common-sense legislation addresses several "loopholes" in current  federal laws that have allowed violations of conscience rights to continue and would ensure that those  who provide health care and health coverage can continue to do so without being forced by government  to help destroy innocent unborn children. For more information, click here.
Pro-life talk at Google headquarters is a hit

Meet Stephanie Gray, the dynamic Canadian full time pro-life activist/speaker in this  YouTube video of her talk at Google headquarters.  

It's long but she hits some major points.
 
CROWDFUNDING OPPORTUNITY TO SEND STUDENTS AND RESIDENTS TO OUR 2017 NATIONAL 
CONFERENCE!
Pro-life medical students, physici ans and healthcare professionals are
marginalized, discriminated against and increasingly pressured to violate their moral conscience. 

CLICK HERE to help send future doctors to the conference, equipping them with the skills they will need to address some of the most difficult life and death decisions they will face professionally.

Please share with pro-life family and friends.
Patient Handout Reminder

Patient handouts are available for download free of charge  on the Handouts page of the Health Professionals  (and Parents ) section of the ACPeds website. Available In t he members' section of the website are  patient handouts shared by other ACPeds practitioners , some of which may be helpful to your own patients and practice. Contact the office to get the username and password for access to the  Member Hub
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