Expecting A Baby? You Should Be Aware Of What The Government Has Been Doing!

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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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Rainmaker
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Suesan Jenifer Therriault
JTHIS-Professional Home Inspection Team - Blakeslee, PA
"Inspecting every purchase as if it were my own".

Well, I can't say I totally shocked. The government does all sorts of things we are not aware of.  

Feb 06, 2010 05:07 AM #1
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Bonnie Vaughan
Scranton, PA
CNE SFR - Buyers/Sellers - Lackawanna & Surroundin

Suesan, I think now that it has come to light it needs to be stopped.  This is too dangerous to allow them to continue to collect.

Feb 06, 2010 05:35 AM #2
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Amy Jones Group
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That's really scary!  Thanks for sharing.  My daughter is expecting a baby any minute now...Hmmmm...better share this with her!

Feb 06, 2010 05:45 AM #3
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Suesan Jenifer Therriault
JTHIS-Professional Home Inspection Team - Blakeslee, PA
"Inspecting every purchase as if it were my own".

I totally agree with you, I just don't have any faith in that it will stop. It's pretty obvious by now that they do as they want, not as we voted them into power to do.

Feb 06, 2010 05:50 AM #4
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Stephen Arnold
HomeSmart Elite Group - Scottsdale, AZ
CRS, GRI, SFR

Hi Bonnie!  I was not aware of this!  Big brother is getting a little too BIG in my opinion!!  Thanks for the heads up!

Feb 06, 2010 07:12 AM #5
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Bonnie Vaughan
Scranton, PA
CNE SFR - Buyers/Sellers - Lackawanna & Surroundin

Amy,  When you sign consent forms going in I bet there is a clause there that allows them to conduct testing.  The only way around it may be that when you sign the consent form you add a clause above your signature that forbids any tests from being conducted on your newborn without your written consent.  When they approach you for consent ask for a copy of the list of tests.  then refuse to sign it.

These tests can be performed by your personal Pediatrician after the fact.  If you contract with your Pediatrician to pay for the tests yourself and not your insurance company, you can keep control over them.

Feb 06, 2010 10:33 AM #6
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Bonnie Vaughan
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Suesan,  Putting the hospital on written notice is the first step.  If they violate your written instructions which I believe would come under HIPPA now, you can sue them.  Performing tests in spite of your instructions to the contrary gives you the grounds necessary.  All it takes is one suit to topple the practice.

When I first moved to Va in the 80's your drivers license number was your social security number.  I complained about that and did not want my social used.  Then I was told I could pick a random number.  If I had not complained I would not have known.  Those that did not object had their social published on their license.

It took one woman from Northern Va to file a suit against the state to ge the practice deemed illegal.  It has now stopped.

Feb 06, 2010 10:39 AM #7
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Bonnie Vaughan
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Stephen,  This has been going on for years.  We really have to read those consent forms and strike out anything we do not agree with.

Feb 06, 2010 10:40 AM #8
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