Michelle Meyer: The district court has granted summary judgment for all remaining defendants as to all of plaintiffs’ remaining claims in Looney v. Moore, the lawsuit arising out of the controversial SUPPORT trial. This therefore ends the lawsuit, pending possible appeal by the plaintiffs

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We must protect children from the rare disturbed parent. But medical child abuse, as it has been understood, is far too big and blunt an instrument to accomplish this purpose. It has harmed too many genuinely sick kids, and made life hell for too many loving parents. It is time to end the medical abuse panic

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Room for Debate asks “How old should a person be before they have gender reassignment treatment or surgery?” Our Margaret Moon responds: Adolescents should be able to choose to undergo gender transforming surgery only if they are capable of making a highly risky, irrevocable medical decision. It is the unusual adolescent who has that capacity, but some do

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The American Medical Association has adopted policies against nonmedical vaccine refusals and for transgender people in the military

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Bill that would prohibit parents from not vaccinating their kids passes state senate

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One campus is refusing to admit kids who haven’t been immunized, and more could follow. With comments from our Leslie Meltzer Henry

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Visiting the Folks

July 19, 2013

A new Chinese law is aimed at compelling adult children to visit their aging parents. How far should states go in legislating virtues?

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A German ban on circumcision focuses attention on the right of parents to make decisions for their children

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