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After birth abortions, psycho-surgeries and sterilization

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Marti Oakley                                                  copyright 2012

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Every society has at one time or another practiced eugenics to some degree, if not openly advocating the eradication of those less perfect or ethnically undesirable. Perfection of course, determined by those making the decision to end or prevent life for others. This has now culminated in the growing movement around the globe to rationalize the culling of populations via after-birth abortions, voluntary sterilization, and psycho-surgeries intended to murder, prevent reproduction, or reduce to a blithering but docile idiot anyone who does not meet the standards of perfection.

The recent Journal of Medical Ethics article promoting the concept that a newborn should be allowed to die if :

  • a)The family can’t afford the child
  • b)The family just does not want the child
  • c)There is a genetic problem indicating possible disease or
  • d)The child is impaired or disabled in some way

I have to wonder here how long it would be until one of these medical ethicists decided that if a toddler reacted adversely to a vaccine for instance and became autistic or neurologically or physically impaired from the vaccine, would these ethical medical professors believe it would be alright to allow that child to die too?

The authors are Alberto Giubilini and co-author Francesca Minerva with the Department of Philosophy, University of Milan, Milan, Italy, and the Centre for Human Bioethics, Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, , CAPPE, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria 3010, Australia.

It seems that Minerva and Giubilini believe it is ethical, moral and quite alright to murder a newborn that does not meet their high ethical standards.

when circumstances occur after birth such that they would have justified abortion, what we call after-birth abortion should be permissible.”

Minerva and Giubilini also believe that three days should lapse before a birth certificate is issued. During those three days those critical decisions could be made. Is the child perfect? Can we afford it? And most importantly….Do we even want it? More

Last Day to Oppose Government Proposal to Own & Warehouse Newborn Citizen DNA

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ACT TODAY – Last Day to Oppose Government Proposal to Own & Warehouse Newborn Citizen DNA

Please take 5 minutes to say NO to the federal government’s plan to collect, control and own the DNA of every citizen, starting at birth.

TODAY, June 25th, is the last day to comment on the federal government’s plan to warehouse and use newborn citizen DNA without consent for government research, corporate research and other purposes.

Concerns about the government’s proposal, as stated in CCHC’s public comments to the federal government (U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services (HHS)), include:

•    Fails to recommend informed written consent requirements for the storage and use of newborn DNA for research and other purposes.
•    Asserts a public claim on the DNA of newborn citizens.
•    Claims that newborn blood is necessary for “population surveillance.”
•    Does not support the 22 state genetic privacy laws and the 5 state genetic ownership laws.
•    Does not include compelling statistics from the Univ. of Michigan study that found the public appalled by unconsented government storage and research (p. 12). More

CCHC releases “Newborn Rights” notification to assist parents of new babies during hospitalization

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CCHC MEDIA RELEASE
Thursday, January 29, 2009
For Immediate Release

CCHC releases “Newborn Rights” notification to
assist parents of new babies during hospitalization

 

Document will help parents protect their baby’s privacy rights related to newborn
genetic testing, and state government storage of and research on newborn DNA


Minneapolis/Saint Paul – To give parents a tangible tool to protect the privacy and civil rights of their newborn babies, Citizens’ Council on Health Care has released a “Newborn Rights” notification document for use during hospitalization.

Citizens’ Council on Health Care (CCHC) also released the following statement from CCHC’s president, Twila Brase:

“Many parents have told us stories of the difficulties they’ve had trying to protect their newborn babies while at the hospital. Often the hospital staff knows nothing about the options parents have under the Minnesota newborn genetic testing law. Most don’t even know about the Minnesota genetic privacy law and its written consent requirements. Some mothers and fathers have awakened to the sound of their baby crying, only to learn that the baby’s blood had already been taken without their consent.

“To help parents protect their children, Citizens’ Council on Health Care is today releasing a notification form for parents to use in the hospital after the delivery of their baby. This simple form can be copied and posted on the door, taped to the bassinet, or placed wherever the parents think best. It can be handed to staff and used by the parents to notify the lab technicians, nurses, and doctors that they want to be contacted before anyone takes blood from their baby’s heel.

“For six years, CCHC has been calling on the Minnesota Department of Health to fully inform parents of their right to protect their newborn’s genetic privacy and DNA property rights. The Department has steadfastly refused. They have also failed to follow the required informed written consent requirements of Minnesota’s genetic privacy law. Last year, they sought to exempt themselves from the law, and when they were unsuccessful, they continued to violate it. To this day, there is no consent form, and the warehousing of baby DNA continues unabated.

“Today, more than 815,000 children have their DNA warehoused in the Minnesota Department of Health and more than 1.5 million children have their genetic testing results in a health department database. Over 52,000 children have been the subjects of genetic research without their parent’s knowledge or consent.

“Until the state health department begins to respect the civil and statutory rights of babies and families, we will do all we can to help parents protect their children’s genetic privacy and DNA property rights before they are stolen by the Minnesota Department of Health.”

FMI:
Twila Brase, President
651-646-8935
info@cchconline.org

– CCHC –

 

Citizens’ Council on Health Care supports freedom for patients and doctors, medical
innovation, and the right to a confidential patient-doctor relationship.

PROPOSED: Socialized Medicine, Gov’t Surveillance & DNA Grab! Minnesota

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Governor Pawlenty Supports Illegal Actions of MN Health Commissioner

CCHC held a press conference on December 10, 2008 challenging Governor Pawlenty to require health commissioner, Dr. Sanne Magnan, M.D., to follow the state’s genetic privacy law. WCCO-TV, KSTP-TV, and FOX-9 News gave the press conference great coverage, yet the Governor did not respond.

Instead, on January 9th, the Commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Health proposed to try again to eliminate parent consent requirements in the genetic privacy law by giving the Department access to baby DNA for at least two years. CCHC’s president, Twila Brase, was quoted in the St. Paul Pioneer Press saying, “This is the genetic profile of every child and the bloodline of every family…What they’re trying to say is, ‘For two years, it’s ours.'”

Last week, Twila Brase, president of CCHC, met TWICE with staff at the Governor’s Office. She met with the governor’s Director of Legislative and Cabinet Affairs, and his senior health care policy advisor. She made it clear that the Governor would have to publicly state that he is requiring the MN Department of Health to follow the law or we would feel free to assert three things as of January 21, 2009 (see below). No such proclamation has been made.

Thus, we regret to say, Governor Tim Pawlenty supports the following:

  • Violation of state law by the Minnesota Department of Health.
  • Government ownership and warehousing of newborn baby DNA.
  • Forcing newborn citizens and their families to become involuntary subjects of government genetic research.

To Contact Governor Pawlenty: 651-296-3391; 800-657-3717; tim.pawlenty@state.mn.us (voice mail is best)


Time to Twitter – Get CCHC Tweets!

CCHC has set up two sites on Twitter.

One is focused on genetic privacy and DNA ownership rights; the other is focused on the advance of socialized medicine. Within a hour of creating the NoSocializedMed twitter site, it had a follower…before CCHC even announced the site. Expect tweets straight from the halls of the legislature.

For those who do not know, “tweets” can only be 140 characters long. In other words, VERY SHORT!

U.S. House Republicans used Twitter to put pressure on Democrats during their energy sit-in during the 2008 August recess.

To see CCHC tweets – not more than two a day from each site – join Twitter and sign up to FOLLOW CCHC’s tweets. You can either come daily to the Twitter site to view the tweets…or be directly alerted whenever a new tweet is issued.

CCHC Twitter Sites:

http://twitter.com/itsmydna
http://twitter.com/noSocializedMed


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PLEASE ACT – MN government wants to own your DNA!

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ACT NOW !                                            

TAKE OUR DNA SURVEY

UNDER ATTACK:  Your Parent, Patient, Privacy & DNA Property Rights!

While the MN Genetic Privacy law today requires informed written consent before government or others can collect, store, use or share YOUR genetic information….state government bureaucrats and special interests in a state genetic committee want to eliminate the consent requirement next year!


The Threat                

NEWBORN DNA: The MN Genetic Information Working Group has met for a year. During these meetings, the issue of newborn genetic testing…and storage and use of newborn DNA-filled blood spots…has become very contentious. (see quotes below)

BIG GOVERNMENT: Working group members from the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) want government control and ownership of citizen DNA for “public health” purposes. Their recommendation seeks to undo the informed written consent requirements of the 2006 genetic privacy law (MN Statutes 13.386).

• INVOLUNTARY RESEARCH: The lawyer representing Mayo Clinic in the working group wants all blood, tissue and body parts taken in the course of your medical care to be available without your consent for medical and genetic research by your clinic, hospital and laboratory.

OPPOSED TO GOVERNOR’S VETO: Mayo’s lawyer also stated during one of the meetings that Governor Pawlenty’s decision to veto the 2008 DNA warehouse bill should not have happened (Notice: Mayo has a contract with MDH to do genetic testing of all babies).


Your help is needed now!

The 2009 legislature will soon be asked to decide whether to protect or eliminate your consent rights, privacy rights, patient rights and DNA property rights.

A report from the MN Genetic Information Working Group will go to the 2009 legislature in December.

Twila Brase, CCHC’s president and an appointed member of the working group, has pressed for retaining informed written parent and patient consent requirements. She has said that government and private institutions must be required to obtain informed written consent for almost all collection, storage, use and dissemination of biological specimens (blood, tissue, fluids, organs, hair, etc). She has repeatedly told the working group:

  • Individuals need the right to protect themselves from having their genetic data used against them and their families.
  • No person should be forced to be an involuntary subject of medical and genetic research.
  • Genetic experts are already warning that there can be no guarantee of anonymity in research because of the proliferation of databases.
  • Even if DNA and genetic testing data could be anonymized, individuals should not be forced to participate in research they may find objectionable.

Today, the Mayo attorney told members of the working group that if they accept CCHC’s recommendations regarding research, Minnesota would become an “outlier.” Twila Brase disagreed, saying Minnesota would instead become a leader.

Help us protect your parent, patient, privacy and DNA property rights!

If you haven’t already done so…please take CCHC’s very brief DNA OWNERSHIP SURVEY today!

Please ask everyone you know to take the survey as well!

 

STATEMENTS HEARD AT TODAY’S MEETING OF THE   MN GENETIC INFORMATION WORKING GROUP:

“People have to be very careful in weighing the risk of discarding  specimens…If you limit the ability to test these spots or keep these spots, you’ll limit the ability to test for lethal conditions in the future.”

(Ruth Lynfield, MDH Epidemiologist, arguing for continued government retention of newborn blood taken from all babies at birth)

“Yes, that’s rightThat’s how it’s historically been done.”

(Lynfield, MDH, in response to a member’s question about whether newborn blood spots now retained by the state health department have already been used for research to develop additional newborn screening tests)

“Yes, perfectly healthy children’s blood spots were used.” (David Orren, MDH attorney, in response to a question about the Mayo Clinic’s research project on Wilson’s Disease using government-retained newborn blood spots – without parent consent or knowledge)

“Having a population-based [blood spot] repository is incredibly important.”

(Lynfield, MDH)

“Public health is such a broad purpose.”

(Orren, MDH, arguing against parent and patient written informed consent requirements for secondary uses of DNA, biological specimens, and genetic information retained by government)

CCHC ACTION ALERT info@cchconline.org

DNA collection….Why do they want it?

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I wrote recently concerning the collection of newborn DNA that has been going on virtually under the radar for the last ten years.  The article produced a major response from parents from all over the country who had no idea that they had signed anything agreeing to the testing.  The research for that article produced some other information that should be of interest.  Marti

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The Military Lawyer

Headquarters: Department of the Army

Excerpted page 1:

 

As of December 2002, the Repository, now known as the “Armed Forces Repository of Specimen Samples for the Identification of Remains,”6 contained the DNA of approximately 3.2 million service members.7   According to a recent DOD directive, the “provision of specimen samples by military members shall be mandatory.”8 The direction to a soldier, sailor, airman, or marine to contribute a DNA sample is a lawful order which, if disobeyed, subjects the service member to prosecution under the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ).9 If convicted at court-martial for the offense of violating a lawful general order, the service member carries the lifelong stigma of a federal felony conviction, and faces a maximum punishment of a dishonorable discharge, confinement for two years, total forfeiture of all pay and allowances, and reduction to the lowest enlisted grade.1

http://www.loc.gov/rr/frd/Military_Law/pdf/07-08-2003.pdf

 

I can understand the concept that this database could be used for battlefield identification, but knowing our history of leaving our dead and prisoners of war behind to facilitate the appeasement of other interests I do wonder why the Pentagon is keeping the DNA stored in a database for 75 years.  As the excerpt above shows, the DNA samples are not voluntary and there is no right to have the samples destroyed when military service ends.    

 

This database of 3.2 million military members is routinely accessed and shared with law enforcement among other entities.  This is the CODIS database that is the result of linking unrelated databases.  Military DNA data is merged with criminal data, medical data, genealogical data, newborn DNA data, insurance data, and multiple other applications crossing state and international lines.  And yes, Virginia, this information is shared with foreign governments.

 

The DNA of individuals arrested is now collected routinely, even on misdemeanor cases and merged with collected databases from the military and then merged with international databases.

 

Ownership of the military DNA repository contents resides with the government.  This means they can use it for whatever purpose they deem appropriate.  The combination of surveillance, biometrics, and video camera’s along with facial recognition are now combined with DNA databases to form an identifiable file on almost anyone and everyone. The representative of the repository sites the new found ability to implement routine mass surveillance of large segments of the population without the need for warrants or formal investigations.   

 

 

It would seem that since so many of us are repelled by the idea of being forced to comply with invasive RFID chips, or other biometric identifiers, the government has found some really innovative ways to ID and spy on us at will, and at the same time to collect body tissues and samples that identify not only who we are, but whom we came from.  Entire families can now be identified going forward and backward for generations. Why would our government, or any government for that matter find this necessary?

 

As it turns out, the same government that has denounced stem cell research and refuses to fund it, is at the same time allowing and funding fetal tissue research through the Department of Defense.   It is the same government that is conducting bio-weapons development with an eye on targeting specific DNA traits that include ethnicity.  It is the same government that has established bio labs across the country including in many of our universities, engaging in the development of ever more lethal strains of weaponized diseases including pandemic producing viruses.    

 

The newborn database is only part of a larger scheme to assemble a multi-national DNA database that will encompass every individual, not only in our country, but in every country in the world. 

 

One has to wonder what the end objective is.  DNA is so specific to the individual, that this information should not be shared or contributed unless specifically looking for disease markers, or in other specific instances.  The idea that it is being actively collected, with no real explanation being given for the true purpose, is at best, unsettling. 

 

If anyone out there has any conclusive evidence that would indicate that there is a legitimate objective in this collection of DNA, other than identifying dead military personnel, I would like to see it.  As it is, I can’t find anything other than what relates to government sponsored surveillance and spying.

 

Anyone??

 

© 2008 Marti Oakley

 

Congress Passes S. 1858 creating DNA Warehouse for all US Citizens

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To contact President Bush:
Comments:   202-456-1111
Switchboard:   202-456-1414
FAX:  202-456-2461
EMAIL: comments@whitehouse.gov
The president has 10 legislative days to sign the bill or veto it.

 

 

MEDIA RELEASE

 

 

National “DNA Warehouse” bill passes; American citizens to become unwilling subjects of genetic researchCCHC calls on President Bush to Veto the Bill

 

 



Minneapolis/Saint Paul
– Yesterday, in a voice vote, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill to authorize the creation of a national DNA warehouse and broad-scale genetic research on the American public.

 

S.1858, passed by the U.S. Senate last December, has been sent to the President for signing.Twila Brase, president of CCHC, makes the following statement:”We are asking President Bush to veto this unethical, immoral, and unconstitutional bill.

 

Congress has voted to strip citizens of genetic privacy rights and DNA property rights. The bill also violates research ethics and the Nuremberg Code.”Soon, under this bill, the DNA of all citizens will be housed in government genomic biobanks and considered government property for government research.

 

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.

 

“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. Already, in Minnesota, the state health department reports that 42,210 children of the 780,000 whose DNA is housed in the Minnesota “DNA warehouse” have been subjected to genetic research without their parent’s knowledge or consent.

 

“President Bush should not sign this bill.”

Twila Brase
is president of Citizens’ Council on Health Care. She can be reached at 651-646-8935.

 

 

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Citizens’ Council on Health Care supports freedom for patients and doctors, medical
innovation, and the right to a confidential patient-doctor relationship.

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