Last updated on: 6/15/2009 | Author: ProCon.org

American College of Pediatricians (ACP) Biography

Position:
Con to the question "Is Sexual Orientation Determined at Birth?"
Reasoning:

“The etiology of homosexual attraction is determined by a combination of familial, environmental, and social influences. For some individuals the inheritance of predisposing personality traits may also play a role. While homosexual attraction may not be a conscious choice, it is changeable for many individuals.”

ACP Postition Statement “On the Promotion of Homosexuality in the Schools,” ACP website, Aug. 2008

Description:

“The American College of Pediatricians is a national organization of pediatricians and other healthcare professionals dedicated to the health and well-being of children… Membership in the College is open to qualifying healthcare professionals who share the College’s Mission, Vision and Values.”

“About Us,” ACP website (accessed June 12, 2009)

Mission:

“The Mission of the American College of Pediatricians is to enable all children to reach their optimal physical and emotional health and well-being. To this end, we recognize the basic father-mother family unit, within the context of marriage, to be the optimal setting for childhood development, but pledge our support to all children, regardless of their circumstances.”

“Mission of the College,” ACP website (accessed June 12, 2009)

Other:
501(c)(3) non-profit organization
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