What the heck is the matter with these people?  This is so wrong on so many levels.

From HotAir.com

The American Academy of Pediatrics recently put forward a proposal on female genital mutilation. They would like that American doctors be given permission to perform a ceremonial pinprick or “nick” on girls born into communities that practice female genital mutilation.

First of all – NO WAY!  Second, if you find out that your pediatrician supports this crap, remove your children from their care AT ONCE and tell the doctor EXACTLY why you are leaving.  This is complete and utter foolishness.  No – it’s more than foolishness – it’s criminal and the “doctors” who do this on U.S. soil should be prosecuted for assault.

If you don’t think it is assault, look at the pictures here.  WARNING: do not look if you have a weak stomach.  The photos at this site literally make me want to retch.