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    Bush signs bill to collect all newborns' DNA

    I came across this and was reading it and it almost sounded like the script for a bad sci-fi movie. It seriously made me go to snopes and check it. Didn't find anything there, but after Googling it, it is real alright.

    http://www.infowars.com/?p=1896

    Friday, May 2, 2008
    President Bush last week signed into law a bill which will see the federal government begin to screen the DNA of all newborn babies in the U.S. within six months, a move critics have described as the first step towards the establishment of a national DNA database.

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    One health care expert and prominent critic of DNA screening is Twila Brase, president of the Citizens’ Council on Health Care who has written a detailed analysis (PDF) of the new law in which she warns that it represents the first program of populationwide genetic testing.

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    "Soon, under this bill, the DNA of all citizens will be housed in government genomic biobanks and considered governmental property for government research," Brase writes. "The DNA taken at birth from every citizen is essentially owned by the government, and every citizen becomes a potential subject of government-sponsored genetic research."

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    "The public is clueless. S. 1858 imposes a federal agenda of DNA databanking and population-wide genetic research. It does not require consent and there are no requirements to fully inform parents about the warehousing of their child’s DNA for the purpose of genetic research."

    I couldn't get rid of the underlines, sorry about that. They're from links in the original article.

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    No way!!

    I am certainly not comfortable with this.

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    Me neither Amraann... me neither by a long shot.

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    And what if you refuse to let your newborn's DNA be collected??

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    Jen, that's what I'll be able to tell you in a few months (unless they don't do it in Ohio by then). Grrr.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JanetElaine View Post
    Me neither Amraann... me neither by a long shot.
    If this true, it is scary as hell!!! I am just wondering why I can't find a source from mainstream media.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jen_in_Indy View Post


    And what if you refuse to let your newborn's DNA be collected??
    Probably the same type of thing that happens if you refuse to get your infant a social security number. What in the heck does a baby need a SS# for!?!?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jannuncutt View Post
    If this true, it is scary as hell!!! I am just wondering why I can't find a source from mainstream media.
    Probably because like this lady said, people are clueless about this. If you Google the act name (The Newborn Screening Saves Lives Act of 2007) you'll find lots of proof that it is true, including from Hillary Clinton.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jen_in_Indy View Post


    And what if you refuse to let your newborn's DNA be collected??
    My guess they will just do it right when the baby is born and the parents having just been through the birth process will not even know about it.

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    I'm heading for the hills!


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    Quote Originally Posted by JanetElaine View Post
    Probably because like this lady said, people are clueless about this. If you Google the act name (The Newborn Screening Saves Lives Act of 2007) you'll find lots of proof that it is true, including from Hillary Clinton.
    Wow....thank you, Janet (my name, too!). This is unfreakinbelievable!!! This is very, very bad news.

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    Here's the press release from the White House:

    http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/relea...080424-17.html

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    I'm socialist as hell, and even I am creeped out by this.

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    I'm speechless!

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    I can't stop trying to find more info about this now, lol, sorry. Hillary Clinton was actually a cosponsor of this bill (it is now a law). See here: http://www.opencongress.org/bill/110-s1858/show

    It is btw paid for by our tax dollars, at $1.95 a family.

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