Saturday, April 19, 2008

The State Wants Your Babies DNA !

The state of affairs In the Western world today, are
proving that Orwell's
1984 Is less a work of
fiction, and more of a prophecy.

Newborns' DNA targeted for state research, profiling
'What good is the privacy law if government warehouses data?'

By Bob Unruh
© 2008 WorldNetDaily

The state of Minnesota has advanced a plan to own the DNA of
newborns, preserving it in a warehouse for use in genetic research,
experimentation, manipulation, and profiling, according to an
advocacy organization seeking to protect the privacy of that
individual information.

"Citizen DNA is citizen property. The government should be required
to ask, not allowed to take," said Twila Brase, president of the
Citizens' Council on Health Care, a Minnesota-based organization
familiar with the progress in that state.

"If this bill becomes law, each year 73,000 newborn citizens will not
be protected by the state genetic privacy law. The [state] will take
their DNA and unless the parents figure it out, the government will
keep it," she said.

"Children grow up. Eventually, every citizen will have their DNA
owned by state government and available for government to engage
in genetic research, experimentation, manipulation, and profiling,"
she warned. "What good is the state genetic privacy law if government
warehousing and analysis of every child's DNA from birth is exempt
from its informed consent protections?"

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