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Dr. Paul May Do Harm

On 21 May 2008, “Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008” became law. Essentially, the act prohibits health insurance companies from denying coverage to someone with negative genetic makeup. This law is good legislation since it guarantees that everyone has the opportunity to enroll in or buy into health insurance to help improve or save peoples’ lives no matter what their genes may predispose them to.

If the legislation did not pass, many people with genetic issues would have to live without health insurance or live on the emergency room system (the general public). In addition, parents with children with negative genetic makeup would be forced to drop their children off their insurance. Some parents would probably even be forced to abort their children so they (the parents) could have insurance. (So much for safe and rare.)

97% of the US House voted for the Act. Ron Paul, a doctor, was part of the 3% who voted against it. Why would a doctor vote against it? Yes, with this Act the government is interfering in private industry, but with life and death issues, the government must intervene.

FD has suggested to me that the Act may be seen as another affirmative action law. I disagree in part. Yes, it says that the disadvantaged gets special treatment; in affirmative action law, minorities get to get into college. However, with the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008, the disadvantaged get to live. Insurance companies should not dictate that part of society at large must die to win a heavy bottom line (with blood).

What do you think of the Act? Why do you think Dr. Paul voted against it? (I thought he was OTAAC, or pro-life.)

Paging Mustapha Mond

Increasingly, Couples Use Embryo Screening  

"More and more couples are turning to an embryo-screening technique that allows them to choose the genetic makeup of their children, according to a survey released yesterday in the online edition of the journal Fertility and Sterility."

"Son, we love you, especially since you turned out just like the clinic promised you would."

Oh brave new world, that hath such people in't…*shudder* 

Black Eye

Pro-Eugenics Candidate Running for Congress Again

A Republican candidate for Congress in 2004, repudiated by the GOP for his support of eugenics and talk of “favored races,” has again made it onto the ballot in Tennessee. But evidently not for long. James L. Hart, 62, who marched with Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke, will be the subject of a Republican Executive Committee meeting March 25 for a vote on whether he is a “bonafide Republican,” or should be stricken from the ballot in Tennessee’s Eighth Congressional District. Hart won 8,227 votes in the Republican primary election in 2004 and went on to collect 59,853 votes in the general election won by incumbent Rep. John Tanner, D-Tenn., with 173,623 votes.

guy won’t do anything to help the Republican party’s reputation as being the
“rich white guy” party. I’d like to see him debate Alan Keyes.