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Friday, September 17, 2010

INTACT America- spread the word

Spread the Word

Send a message to the AAP Task Force on Circumcision today!

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Task Force on Circumcision has been meeting to finalize its policy on routine male circumcision. Having recently retracted its policy statement calling for a lift of the Federal ban on female genital cutting, the AAP must now stand up and protect the rights of ALL children to an intact body.
While the AAP prepares to go public with its statement, it’s critical that it hear directly from people who oppose circumcision. Remind the AAP that it’s wrong – morally, medically, and ethically – and that doctors took an oath to “do no harm.”

Spread the word to everyone!

One of Intact America's most important goals is making sure the members of The American Academy of Pediatrics' Task Force on Circumcision get the message that any form of genital cutting, whether male or female, is unnecessary, harmful, and ethically wrong -- and we need your help.
Will you take two minutes to help us spread the word about this urgent effort to stop the AAP from recommending male infant circumcision? (And if you haven't yet sent your letter to the AAP, you can send it right now!)
It's easy to do, just copy and paste the message below into an e-mail to your neighbors, parents, adult kids, co-workers, siblings, physicians (especially your pediatrician!), and friends:

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Task Force on Circumcision has been meeting to finalize the organization's forthcoming statement, which may recommend circumcision.

We need to make sure it hears our message BEFORE it issues a decision that could be harmful to baby boys across America: Circumcision is harmful, unnecessary, and ethically wrong, and pediatricians need to remember that they took an oath to “do no harm.”

Send a message directly to the AAP task force now!

If we successfully prevent the AAP from recommending circumcision, it will be a victory for baby boys - and it will help prevent dangerous recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), which are also considering revising their positions.

But there isn't much time. With your help, we need to turn up the pressure on the AAP right now.

Send your message to the AAP task force today - before it's too late for baby boys.

Once you've sent your message, please go one step further and forward this message to your friends and family and ask them to join you in contacting the AAP. Please also share this message on Facebook and Twitter.

Time is of the essence, and we need to ensure that the members of the task force hear from as many intactivists as possible before they issue their statement.

At this critical moment, we hope you will continue to stand with us.

Thank you for your support!