ADVERTISEMENT

(American College of Pediatrics) Recently the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) published an excerpt, in their AAP Daily Briefing, from a study in the April Journal of Experimental Psychology. The study reported that children under the age of 14 are not cognitively capable of crossing a busy street “because children lack the perceptual judgment and physical skills needed to consistently get across safely.” This same AAP, however, also frequently promotes the claim that children this age or younger are cognitively capable of deciding that they are the wrong sex. Moreover, the AAP also deems children cognitively competent to consent to puberty blockers, toxic sex hormones and mutilating sex reassignment surgery.

Cognitive immaturity and impaired risk assessment during adolescence have always been recognized. That’s why society has long had age restrictions not only for consenting to medical procedures, but also for driving, voting, joining the military, and purchasing alcohol and cigarettes. Dr. Michelle Cretella, President of the American College of Pediatricians states,  “Children are not miniature adults. Everyone knows this. Our position statement, The Teenage Brain: Under Construction, documents the cognitive limitations of adolescents that compromise their ability to provide informed consent.”
 
While the AAP does not dispute any of this research, it appears to heed it only selectively. Apparently, cognitive immaturity is an obstacle to crossing the street but not for giving consent to a sex change. Looks like “correctness” outranks science when science gets in the way of agenda.

###
 
The American College of Pediatricians is a national medical association of licensed physicians and healthcare professionals who specialize in the care of infants, children, and adolescents. The mission of the College is to enable all children to reach their optimal physical and emotional health and well-being.

Subscribe For Latest Updates

Sign up to receive stimulating conservative Christian commentary in your inbox.

Invalid email address
We promise not to spam you. You can unsubscribe at any time.
Thanks for subscribing!
You May Also Like

The Hypocrisy of the Southern Poverty Law Center

The longstanding hypocritical behavior of ongoing sexual harassment and racial discrimination have re-surfaced inside the Southern Poverty Law Center.

Why Small Nations Don’t Need The EU (To Change The World)

Small nations don’t need the EU to change the world, in fact smaller nations, like Sweden, had more influence before joining the European Union.

Small Christian College Wins World Moot Court Competition

Patrick Henry College won the 8th Annual Nelson Mandela World Human Rights Moot Court Competition on July 20, 2016 in Geneva, Switzerland.

10 Lowest-Rated Brands for Faith Equality

With over 300 major brands scored in the first annual Faith Equality Index, rating compatibility with Faith Driven Consumers, here are the worst ten brands.