Attorneys for the Rights of the Child Newsletter

We are proud to announce that, with the assistance of our able webmaster Jonathan Friedman, we have published at the 26th issue of our newsletter (volume 9, number 2).

This issue, our longest ever at 70 pages, is stuffed with interesting readings: 1) responses by ARC to the recent policy statement of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP); 2) Colorado activists’ firsthand reports on their awesome success in first achieving a cessation of Medicaid funding for circumcision and then in preventing a legislative reversal of that victory; 3) analysis by ARC Legal Analyst Peter Adler of the recent German court victory and ensuing events; 4) an article by ARC Legal Analyst Peter Adler analyzing implications of the September 2011 death of an infant in a ritual circumcision; 5) no fewer than seven eyewitness photo and text reports on six recent important events including an Indiana intactivist retreat, Seattle Pride, San Francisco Pride, a conference organized by the Dutch Medical Association, Washington DC’s Genital Integrity Awareness Week, and last but not least, the Washington, DC International AIDS Society Meeting; 6) the schedule for the September-October Helsinki Symposium; 7) a listing of the contents of the upcoming Springer book containing the proceedings from the 2010 Berkeley Symposium; 8) Jonathan Friedman’s report on an event relating to circumcision and Christianity; 9) Anthony Levin’s summary of the far-ranging talk he made to Amnesty International Leeds; 10) a review of Glen Callenders’s recent performance piece, “The Revolution Will Not be Circumcised;” 11) reviews of a recent book on parental abuse of children; 12) reprints of five excellent blogs; 13) news reports; and more.

Steven Svoboda
Executive Director
Attorneys for the Rights of the Child


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