This Friday, April 26, 2013, from 9 AM to 10 AM Pacific Daylight Time (noon to 1 PM Eastern Daylight Time), I will be appearing on Los Angeles-based Internet radio station I will discuss (1) the American Academy of Pediatrics’ (AAP’s) August 2012 policy statement and technical report and recent responses to it in the Journal of Medical Ethics (by me and Bob Van Howe) and in Pediatrics (by a large group headed by Morten Frisch), as well as the AAP’s counter-responses to both articles; (2) developments in Germany including the landmark June 2012 court case upholding a right to bodily integrity and the subsequent legislation (about which I am currently writing a paper for presentation in the UK in September); (3) the upcoming October 2013 ethical debate in South Carolina between me and the AAP’s Dr. Susan Blank regarding the legality of male circumcision.

Host and longtime friend Maria Sanchez has returned to radio after a few years pursuing other activities. I believe our last show with Maria took place just over half a decade ago, on February 15, 2008. LATalkRadio station does carry a live feed so you can listen from anywhere in the world by going to Also a recording of the show will be made available shortly afterwards on the LATalkRadio website.

Steven Svoboda
Attorneys for the Rights of the Child