WASHINGTON—The American College of Pediatricians (ACPeds) is facing malicious and ongoing cyberattacks, while also combatting dishonest reporting from hostile journalists. The Daily Signal, the media arm of Heritage, today released an exclusive interview with Dr. Jill Simons, a board-certified pediatrician and ACPeds’ executive director.
Roger Severino, Heritage vice president of domestic policy, made the following statement:
“The American College of Pediatricians is under attack for one reason—because its members publicly speak the truth and protect innocent children from the Left’s dangerous pathologies. Because the radical Left can’t win in court or the ballot box, they resort to crime, intimidation, and doxxing. This assault on ACPeds is just further confirmation.
“ACPeds is not backing down and The Heritage Foundation has its back. We support these pediatricians’ efforts to provide children with health care that is based in science, not ideology."
Simons thanked Heritage for its support and vowed to continue serving children and families:
“This attack was intended to intimidate and incapacitate, and it will be costly to recover, but we will not be intimidated by these illegal bullying tactics that amount to a hate crime. We will continue to promote the health and well-being of children by protecting the rights of born and preborn children, promoting biological integrity, and defending conscience rights for health care professionals.”