ARC Newsletter Published; Happy New Year

We are pleased to announce publication of the 29th issue of the ARC Newsletter, our Fall-Winter 2013 issue. This 44-page issue, produced with the expert collaboration of Newsletter Editor Jonathan Friedman is packed with features including: 1) Eyewitness accounts by ARC Legal Advisor Peter Adler, Aubrey Taylor and I – as well as a photo spread – of the groundbreaking Charleston, South Carolina pediatric ethics debate between myself and representatives of the AAP; 2) an article by John Geisheker on forcible retraction cases in which he has been involved; 3) an article by the UK’s Antony Lempert regarding progress being made at the United Nations; 4) my eyewitness account including a photo spread of Genital Autonomy’s outstanding conference held in the UK in September; 5) A piece by Matthew Young about being an intactivist medical student; 6) a section summarizing the numerous recent positive developments in Europe; 7) several eyewitness reports on important grassroots events including Jonathan's spellbinding account of the historic Circumcision Crisis Northeast Marathon tour; 8) news reports; 9) my book review of a fascinating new book about problems with the profit-driven US medical system; 10) a reprint of my invited article in the National Post, one of Canada’s top newspapers; and more.

The newsletter is available at

Happy New Year (and a retrospective Happy New Year to our European colleagues and friends).

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Steven Svoboda
Attorneys for the Rights of the Child