The DNA of your newborn child is being collected by the government.
Parents are unaware that these tests are taking place.
Parents find out accidentally when their Pediatrician calls them to notify them of some aliment or disease, their child either has or may be prone to.
- "We were appalled when we found out," says Brown, who's a registered nurse. "Why do they need to store my baby's DNA indefinitely? Something on there could affect her ability to get a job later on, or get health insurance."
Art Caplan, a bioethicist at the University of Pennsylvania, says he understands why states don't first ask permission to screen babies for genetic diseases. "It's paternalistic, but the state has an overriding interest in protecting these babies," he says.
- Welcome to the Brave New World folks.
Did you know or did anyone ask your permission to test your child? That's your baby. He or she belongs to you - not the State or Federal Government. This raises serious questions of where that data will be stored and what it might be used for later.
- You should be aware of this point as well. If your insurance company or the State pays for these tests YOU DO NOT OWN THEM.
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