If you haven't heard yet, The American Academy of Pediatrics has decided that the decline in circumcisions needs to be reversed and is about to release a recommendation that circumcisions have medical advantages that medical science has proven over and over again to be completely unfounded.
This is the final nail in the coffin for many of us as proof that the AAP serves profits over babies.
Dr Bob Block, the current president of the AAP, has this picture of himself on his twitter profile. One hand says AAP, one hand says Rocks.
There is a Facebook campaign called Wash Your Hands Clean of the AAP that calls for changing your profile pic to a similar picture but with the words "AAP" and "No Ethics" written on your hands.
I tried taking this picture by myself, since Bryan works nights, but it didn't work out, so I changed my whole facebook banner to the one at the top of this post with my beautiful, intact son.
No other national medical organization on God's green earth recommends routine infant circumcision.
For our for-profit medical industry, infant circumcision is a multi-million dollar industry, bringing money to the doctor who performs the surgery, the hospital where the surgery is performed, and then bringing in money again when the foreskins are sold and used for everything from skin grafts (at least some good will come from it) and cosmetics (WTF?).
It is apparent that the AAP is more interested in protecting this cash cow than it is in operating in the true best interests of the young and vulnerable babies they are supposed to help heal and protect.
They are also interested in never, ever having to admit that they have been perpetrators of a horrific violation against infants for decades.
"Doctors who circumcise are the most resistant to change. They will not admit that they made a critical mistake by amputating an important part of the penis."
Paul Fleiss, M.D., pediatrician
It is up to each of us as human rights advocates and intactivist parents to keep campaigning for change and sharing information, and changing minds one parent at a time.