COMMENTARY: Exploring gun safety from a medical perspective

How can we reduce gun violence? To help answer that question, several prominent medical associations — the American Psychiatric Association, American Psychological Association and American Academy of Pediatrics — have issued policy statements on the subject of firearm access and violence. I thought it might be helpful to look at their recommendations, and then, think […]

COMMENTARY: The Planned Parenthood videos and Congress

The U.S. House Congressional Committee on Oversight and Government Reform on Sept. 29, held a hearing on whether to discontinue funding for Planned Parenthood. There was only one witness — Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood. Over four and a half hours, committee members grilled Ms. Richards about funding, tax returns, political activities and the […]