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A Perversion of Ethics
American Association of Pediatricians (AAP), Sharia Law, and Abandonment of Medical Ethics in Context
by DL Adams (June 2010)
Author's Note: On May 27th, four days before the June NER publication date, AAP rescinded their new policy of supporting "female genital cutting." (AAP Press Release is available here.)
AAP's press release includes these two important statements:
- "The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has retired its 2010 policy statement on female genital cutting (FGC)."
- "'The AAP does not endorse the practice of offering a 'clitoral nick.' This minimal pinprick is forbidden under federal law and the AAP does not recommend it to its members.'"
This press release represents a total abandonment of the recent FGM policy that has caused so much consternation around the world.
While this is a positive development that I applaud, it does not negate the need to understand why the AAP altered their long-standing opposition to FGM/FGC in the first place. The AAP policy was a failure for numerous reasons and the storm of confusion and condemnation that descended upon them was well deserved. more>>>