ARC is releasing a series of six short videos from the October 18, 2013 debate between J. Steven Svoboda and Dr. Michael Brady of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).
The videos were made by award-winning filmmaker Eliyahu Ungar-Sargon. They provide great tools for showing flaws in the AAP’s facts and logic regarding male genital cutting (circumcision) as well as biases at work within the AAP.
The debate was part of the Twentieth Pitts Lectureship in Medical Ethics held at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina. Dr. Brady effectively conceded defeat on the second day, stating that he was unable to respond to any of Svoboda’s arguments.
Audio from Day 2 of the conference was released in November 2016:
In August 2016, the Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics published the proceedings of the event including the article by Svoboda, Peter W. Adler, and Robert S. Van Howe, titled, “Circumcision is Unethical and Unlawful“. Two other physicians on the Charleston panel told Svoboda that they changed their positions to pro-intact based on the evidence we presented.