Skip to comments.Minn. House Passes Newborn-Blood Sample Bill
Posted on 05/02/2014 9:06:55 AM PDT by TurboZamboni
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) Minnesota would be permitted to retain blood samples from newborn babies under a bill that passed the state House Thursday, potentially restoring a valuable research tool despite privacy concerns from some parents. The bill that passed 69-58 would let parents opt out of having their childs sample kept. Lawmakers also added an amendment banning sale of the samples and related test results and data. The bill now moves to the Senate. Supporters say keeping the samples can save lives by helping researchers develop tests for new disorders. Opponents say they amount to giving ownership of ones DNA to the government. Rochester Democrat Rep. Kim Nortons proposal comes in the wake of a 2011 Supreme Court ruling and subsequent settlement that resulted in the destruction of more than 1 million blood samples stored under the Minnesota newborn screening program.
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Oh. My. God.
“.....would let parents opt out of having their child’s sample kept.”
How about a bill allowing parents to opt out of having their child’s blood sample taken in the first place, with civil and criminal penalties if the parent’s wishes are violated?
Or better yet, how about a bill to require the hospitals to have the parents written permission to opt in?
Pre-existing conditions...it’s in the genes. Here we go...discrimination of another kind.
My step grandaughter (and her husband) just had a baby girl....she was telling me how they pricked baby’s foot upon birth...but couldn’t get enough blood for the 5 (FIVE) samples they needed. They only got 3, and she said NO...when they came back for more....plus when she asked what they were for...the nurses said “we don’t know, we are just supposed to get them.” This was in WASH state.
“Pre-existing conditions...its in the genes. Here we go...discrimination of another kind.”
The Eugenicists want to get rid of a LOT of us. That’s what Agenda 21 and a lot of other nefarious plans are for.