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American College of Pediatricians

Last updated: January 2, 2023

You have to watch your references to ensure you have them from reliable sources when stating the sources are professionals. This is particularly true for apparent medical organizations. For example. the American College of Pediatricians (ACP) is considered a fringe, anti-LGBT group. The ACP was a splinter group from the major American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) as the founding members were protesting the AAP’s support of adoption by gay parents. As such, they have been known as an anti-LGBT, anti-transgender, and anti-abortion advocacy group. They are far smaller than the medically professional AAP, with whom they are sometimes confused with. The ACP is actually listed with the Southern Poverty Law Center as a hate group and is small in size. An interesting note is that they were always known as an advocacy group and Wikipedia still shows that. But they have updated their website to go to great lengths to describe themselves as physicians or other healthcare professionals and specific defenses against all of the stances that they have regularly communicated. So remember the professional medical/health organizations: AMA – American Medical Association (~240,359 members) APA – American Psychological Association (~118,000 members) APA – American Psychiatric Association (~37,800 members) AAP – American Academy of Pediatrics (~70,000 members) and not: ACP – American College of Pediatricians (~700 members) 

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March 2, 2021Shane StahlTruth Alert: American Academy of Pediatrics v. American College of Pediatrics
May 8, 2017Dr Jack TurbanThe American College of Pediatricians Is an Anti-LGBT Group