AAP Recants

by Jason Stotts

CNN is reporting that the American Association of Pediatrics (AAP) has finally recanted their what-the-hell-is-your-problem-FGM-is-not-only-unethical-but-also-illegal position on Female Genital Mutilation.

The American Academy of Pediatrics has rescinded a controversial policy statement raising the idea that doctors in some communities should be able to substitute demands for female genital cutting with a harmless clitoral “pricking” procedure.

“We retracted the policy because it is important that the world health community understands the AAP is totally opposed to all forms of female genital cutting, both here in the U.S. and anywhere else in the world,” said AAP President Judith S. Palfrey.

They think it’s important that people understand that the AAP is totally opposed to FGM…now, after people got mad about their unethical and illegal recommendation. ¬†They didn’t seem to have much of a problem with it only merely six weeks ago when they issued the policy.

Regardless, I’m happy to see that they’ve recanted their position and hopefully we can make FGM a thing of the past everywhere. ¬†Then, we’ll start on Male Genital Mutilation (MGM), as it is unethical for the same reasons as FGM.

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