Archive for the ‘Eugenics’ Category

h1

Is AARP and Obamacare the modern Soilent Green?

August 20, 2009

Following is an interview with New York’s former Lt. Governor Betsy McCaughey warning about healthcare rationing planned for elderly (approximately age 60+) on page 425 of the current US House Democrat’s bill: http://tinyurl.com/mcmq6h

Maddow and Obama insist that there was no provision in the proposed bill that suggests end of life counseling. Maddow even referred to it as Living Will preparation. It was actually the next section of the bill (1233). So tell me this, if it wasn’t in there, why did they take it out last Thursday?

AARP supports it! Even though they are speaking out on television that they are not, here is one of their commercials and don’t forget to visit their POLICY site! It is complete with contact names. Give me a break!

BTW, if I suddenly disappear you know why! LOL!

Advertisements
h1

Thursday – Baby DNA Amendment Likely

May 14, 2009

Thursday – Baby DNA Amendment Likely

We think Rep. Thissen (D-Mpls) may try to amend the Baby DNA language to the Data Practices bill on THURSDAY (May 14). The language would repeal genetic privacy for all future generations of Minnesotans. Only people who are living today and over the age of 12 years would still be protected by the Minnesota genetic privacy law (M.S. 13.386). Everyone under age 12 has already had their DNA stored in the State’s DNA warehouse. In addition, parents who have a child may find their own genetic code exposed.

If Thissen succeeds, and the governor signs the bill, every citizen in the future will have their DNA stored, owned and used by State government…unless in the midst of harried post-delivery exhaustion, the parents know exactly what’s happening and choose to object. Rep. Thissen plans to take away CURRENT parent consent requirements for the collection, storage, use and dissemination of newborn DNA – the requirements the health department refuses to follow. If successful, every newborn will eventually become an adult with their genetic test results filed in a State genetic registry and their DNA and unique genetic code owned, analyzed, and used by the State.

The House is expected to vote on Senate File 863, the Senate version of the House Data Practices bill authored by Rep. Mullery (House File 1083). This is the most obvious bill for Rep. Thissen to try to amend. Most of SF 863 makes changes to the Government Data Practices Act, the section of law where the state genetic privacy law is located.

The bill was supposed to be heard late tonight. The lobbyists supporting Rep. Thissen’s baby DNA language were all hanging out together at the Capitol…until they heard the bill wasn’t going to come up tonight.


TAKE ACTION:

CALL and email your House Representative. Leave a message if no one is there. It’s very important to call and email.  Find your Representative’s contact info on the right side of the CCHC home page. 

The House goes into session at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 14th. Some legislators read their emails during the debate. Feel free to come and help us pass out information to members of the House.

Sample Communication Options (personalize if possible):

Phone Call Version:
I understand that Rep. Mullery’s Data Practices bill is probably coming up today for a vote on the House floor. The number is SF 863, the companion bill of Rep. Mullery’s HF 1083. I am concerned that Rep. Paul Thissen (pronounced ‘tee-sun’) will try to add language to the bill to repeal the genetic privacy rights of all newborn citizens. I don’t want the state health department to store and use baby DNA for genetic research without parent consent. This is a violation of genetic privacy rights, parent rights, and Fourth Amendment rights. Tell Rep. _______ to vote against Rep. Thissen’s expected amendment to exempt newborns from the informed consent protections of the genetic privacy law. Tell _______ to not repeal genetic privacy rights and informed parent consent rights. Tell ______: Do not repeal the genetic privacy law.

Email Version:

I understand that Rep. Mullery’s Data Practices bill is probably coming up today for a vote on the House floor. The number is SF 863, the companion bill of Rep. Mullery’s HF 1083. I am concerned that Rep. Paul Thissen will try to add language to the bill to repeal the genetic privacy rights of all newborn citizens. I don’t want the Minnesota Department of Health to store and use newborn DNA for genetic research without informed written parent consent. This would be a violation of genetic privacy rights, parent rights, and Fourth Amendment rights. Please vote against Rep. Thissen’s expected amendment to exempt newborns from the informed consent protections of the genetic privacy law. Do not repeal genetic privacy rights and informed parent consent rights. Do not repeal the genetic privacy law.