American Medical Association Calls for Gender to Be Removed From Birth Certificates
AMA gets torched on Twitter
The American Medical Association (AMA) was torched on Twitter after they called for sex to be removed from legal birth certificates.
WebMD highlighted the call from the AMA, which prompted a backlash.
WebMD’s report claimed:
"Requiring it can lead to discrimination and unnecessary burden on individuals whose current gender identity does not align with their designation at birth, namely when they register for school or sports, adopt, get married, or request personal records.
"A person’s sex designation at birth would still be submitted to the U.S. Standard Certificate of Live Birth for medical, public health, and statistical use only, report authors note."
Twitter responded accordingly:
Jonathan Kay, editor at Quillette wrote:
“Thanks for making it more difficult to argue down vaccine skeptics.
"Every time I say ‘trust medical science,’ they can just point to this clown show.”
Thanks for making it more difficult to argue down vaccine skeptics. Every time I say "trust medical science," they can just point to this clown show https://t.co/sgAB8mLyJZ— Jonathan Kay (@jonkay) August 1, 2021
Christina Sommers, author, wrote:
“Another once-trusted institution has lost its mind.”
Another once-trusted institution has lost its mind. https://t.co/p3wMqosnjq— Christina Sommers (@CHSommers) August 1, 2021
Rita Panahi, political commentator, wrote:
“Nothing will undermine public trust in health advice more than activist medics.”
Nothing will undermine public trust in health advice more than activist medics. https://t.co/HVwGdZEmYI— Rita Panahi (@RitaPanahi) July 31, 2021
Nikki Haley, former U.S. Ambassador to the U.N., wrote:
“This is literally the most ridiculous thing I have ever heard. Stop the madness!”
This is literally the most ridiculous thing I have ever heard. Stop the madness! https://t.co/tgTpwicKCy— Nikki Haley (@NikkiHaley) July 31, 2021
From the June 2021 BOT recommendation 15:
Vital statistics data is a fundamental source of health information. In the U.S., the Standard Certificates of Live Birth form is the primary means by which uniformity of data collection and processing is achieved. Birth certificates, on the other hand, are issued by the government to individuals as proof of birth. Sex designation, as collected through the standard form and included on the birth certificate, refers to the biological difference between males and females. Today, the majority of states (48) and the District of Columbia allow people to amend their sex designation on their birth certificate to reflect their individual gender identities, but only 10 states allow for a gender-neutral designation, typically “X,” on the birth certificate.
Existing AMA policy recognizes that every individual has the right to determine their gender identity and sex designation on government documents. To protect individual privacy and to prevent discrimination, U.S. jurisdictions should remove sex designation on the birth certificate.