Press Releases

megaphoneThe American College of Pediatricians periodically releases statements that relate to current issues affecting the lives of children and their families. To read a press release, click on the title of any of the following listed in chronological order.

Elective Abortion is NOT Essential Healthcare

As representatives of over 30,000 physicians who practice according to the Hippocratic Oath, the American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists (AAPLOG), the American College of Pediatricians, Christian Medical & Dental Associations, the Catholic Medical Association, and the Association of American Physicians & Surgeons decry the call to continue elective abortion during the COVID-19 pandemic […]


AAPLOG & ACPeds Joint National Conference Update

Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, the joint National Conference between AAPLOG & ACPeds has been canceled. In an effort to still provide all registrants with the exclusive content of the meeting, we are diligently working to convert the conference to an online platform. Please download the cancellation letter for more information and to use as […]

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Slavery in the 21st Century – Human Trafficking

January was Human Trafficking Awareness Month but the American College of Pediatricians (ACPeds) urges health professionals and laypeople to remain alert throughout the year. Dr. Joseph Zanga, a past President of ACPeds, has spent the past 6 years working to end this scourge, a companion to his 40 years of effort to end the abuse of […]

Reproductive Choices Impact Breast Cancer Risk

The American College of Pediatricians (ACPeds) alerts parents and youth to the fact that reproductive choices impact young women’s risk for developing breast cancer. Dr. Scott Field, co-author of the ACPeds position statement Reproductive Choices of Young Women Affect Future Breast Cancer Risk stated, “The rising tide of breast cancer seen over the last 50 years might be […]

Celebrating Conscience

The American College of Pediatricians (ACPeds) celebrates with the Christian Medical & Dental Association their federal court victory for conscience rights of medical professionals. Their case, Franciscan Alliance v. Azar, sought relief from a 2016 federal regulation that threatened to drive doctors dedicated to “first do no harm” out of practice if they would not perform gender-transition […]

Killing Unborn Child Not Necessary to Save Mothers

The American Association of Pro-life Obstetricians and Gynecologists (AAPLOG), the American College of Pediatricians (ACPeds) and the Christian Medical and Dental Associations (CMDA), representing over 30,000 medical professionals, issued a correction of the recently released joint statement on abortion from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and Society for Family Planning (SFP). Today, […]

Medical Coalition Repudiates Attacks against Moral Conscience & Right to Life

Today, a coalition of medical organizations released a public statement condemning recent comments in favor of abortion and opposed to conscience protections made by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American College of Physicians, the American Psychiatric Association and the American Osteopathic […]

American College of Pediatricians Urges Surgeon General to Investigate Medical Transgendering of Children

The American College of Pediatricians was joined today by the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, the Catholic Medical Association, and the Alliance for Therapeutic Choice in urging the Surgeon General of the United States, Dr. Jerome Adams, to issue a call to action regarding transgender medical interventions for children. The full letter may be […]

American College of Pediatricians Praises Newly Approved Medicine for Pediatric Type 2 Diabetes

On June 17, 2019, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Victoza (liraglutide) injection for treatment of children 10 years or older with type 2 diabetes. Victoza, which has been approved for use in adults with type 2 diabetes since 2010, is the first non-insulin drug approved to treat type 2 diabetes in children since the […]

Physician Groups Applaud HHS Revision Regarding Sex Discrimination

The American College of Pediatricians (ACPeds) and the American Association of Pro-life Obstetricians and Gynecologists (AAPLOG) applaud the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for issuing a proposed rule that restores the scientific definition of sex and moral conscience protections to healthcare. “Treating patients in accordance with gender identity, as opposed to their biological sex, could lead to tragic results,” said Dr. Michelle Cretella, executive […]