BABY DNA ALERT!
TOMORROW, Wednesday, April 25, the Minnesota Senate has scheduled a floor vote on the Baby DNA (Genetic Privacy Repeal) bill, SF 2047 (Marty).
This means every member of the Minnesota Senate will be asked to vote yes or no on repealing parent consent and eliminating genetic privacy rights for every newborn citizen into the future.
Please contact your Minnesota State Representative: sen.firstname.lastname
Ask them to vote NO on Senate File 2047 (“Newborn Screening Modifications”).
Author: Sen. John Marty (D-Roseville).
Reasons to Oppose SF 2047 Include:
1) SHIFT OF CONTROL: This bill is not about newborn screening; it’s about what happens after newborn screening is done. It’s about who has primary control over every newborn’s DNA. Today parents have it. The bill shifts control to state government and the MN Department of Health, which will store and use it without consent.
2) REPEALS PARENT CONSENT: The bill…
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