Prevent American Medical Association's attempt to remove sex from birth certificates
The LGBTQ Advisory Committee of The American Medical Association is trying to remove the male or female designation from birth certificates. We need to stop them from making such an integral part of a child's identity seem like a matter of personal choice.
The AMA claims that including sex markers on birth certificates "perpetuates a view that [sex] is immutable." That's because it is immutable.
The AMA is using fake science in an attempt to change indisputable biological facts on the birth certificates of innocent babies. The baby has no choice in this matter. The LGBTQ Advisory Committee of the AMA wants to give the child the opportunity to "choose their gender" when they are older and more aware of themselves, but in the process, the AMA will take from children a deeper understanding of their identity during the most formative years of their lives. By taking away the official declaration of a child's sex on a birth certificate, the AMA attempts to steal from a child one of his or her most distinctive characteristics. We are made in the image of God. Male and female he created us. To take away that distinction is nothing short of a heist on the child's dignity as a creature of the Creator. We don't practice freedom by choosing our sex. Freedom is given to us by God, and it's lived out by embracing who he made us be. The truth, not self-expression, shall set us free. The AMA apparently believes we obtain freedom by stripping away everything that makes us who we are and trying to build up an artificial identity from scratch. They are spreading lies.
Restore credibility to the American Medical Association. Disavow the recommendations by the LGBTQ Advisory Committee to eliminate sex from the birth certificate.
The AMA resolution proposes the removal of sex from the public portion of all birth certificates, but suggests that the sex "be visible for medical and statistical use only" on Certificates of Live Birth. The fact that they want the sex to be available for medical and statistical purposes, but not on birth certificates, proves that this is a blatant denial of the truth regarding the identity of the person the birth certificate represents. At the very least the AMA is saying the person's sex is not important. But it is important. It's part of our identity, and we should teach our children to be proud of who they are, not to hide it.
Even the resolution itself admits that birth certificates are "official government-issued records". The current AMA policy states that “the AMA supports every individual’s right to determine their gender identity and sex designation on government documents and other forms of government identification.” The new resolution would make the medical anomaly, where a child's sex is difficult to determine at birth, seem like the norm. The vast majority of babies are born with a clear indication of their sex being present. According to WebMD, at most only 1 in 1,000 babies are born with ambiguous genitalia.
Tell the AMA that there is no need to subject the entire population to faulty science for the sake of a few rare cases.
The AMA equates sex with race, which used to be placed on birth certificates but was removed due to the potential it posed for discrimination. The AMA's argument is that sex could be used to discriminate as well, and therefore should also be removed from birth certificates. But male and female are universal identifiers. Failing to identify a person as male or female discriminates them even more, because it is robbing them of one of the most universally-recognized parts of our identity. Even in rare cases where the newborn child's genitalia is ambiguous, the doctor's competence in deciding which sex is more dominant in the newborn could save the child's life. It would be reasonable to leave sex undetermined on the birth certificate in these rare cases where the baby's genitalia is ambiguous, but to require all birth certificates to omit the child's sex lacks common sense.
Parents don't let their babies decide what to eat, when to sleep, or even what toys to play with. Throughout their entire childhood, children are given direction from their parents on various matters of importance. The parents receive guidance in such matters from experts and people they trust. Why should it be any different in regards to sex? Why should a doctor's competence in determining the child's sex be distrusted? It's unwise and even cruel to think a child should have to make such a determination himself or herself whenever they decide what sex they want to be. That mindset sets them up for discrimination more than anything.
Restore credibility to the AMA, a once-trusted organization of science-driven medical professionalism.
This is a battle between the truth and what the LGBTQ community wants. As a society, it behooves us to side with the truth because in the end that is what prevails whether we support it or not.
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