from Parenting & Family
AMA Delegate Says Group is Moving Away from a
"Conservative Agenda" in Favor of "Science"
The resolution was offered by the Medical Student Section of the AMA. The statement says, in part: "...having two fully sanctioned and legally defined parents promotes a safe and nurturing environment for children."
It also resolves that "our American Medical Association support legislation and other efforts to allow adoption of a child by the same-sex partner or opposite sex non-married partner who functions as a second parent or co-parent to that child."
According to Dr. David Fassler, a delegate from the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, "All the scientific evidence points to no differences among children raised in heterosexual or homosexual families."
Fassler says the AMA resolution is evidence that "the AMA is moving away from a conservative agenda and into areas where policy is based on science."
Dr. Fassler has been quoted in a gay news source as supporting the establishment of Gay-Straight Alliance clubs on junior high and high school campuses.
NARTH's Parenting and Family Issues section on its web site carries numerous articles describing the flawed research dealing with same-sex parenting.
"To say that one side of the debate is based on politics, and the other one on science, is a false presentation of the debate," says NARTH's Joseph Nicolosi. "Values issues are at the heart of all of these matters--how each research study is designed, how its results are interpreted, even how we define the very concepts of mental health and illness. Neither side can ever say it simply represents 'science.'"