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