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Is the government secretly stealing and storing the DNA of newborn babies?

• Daily News from the Art of Liberty Foundation

By Leo Hohmann

There's something sinister about that little "heel-prick" test that hospitals routinely do on newborns. They say it's to detect disease but, if that's the case, why do some states try to keep the DNA samples taken during these procedures and store them for decades without ever telling the parents?

Some parents are wising up and going on the offensive.

A lawsuit has been filed by the Institute for Justice over a state program in New Jersey that has been obtaining, and secretly holding onto, blood from newborn babies.

The Institute for Justice explained in a press release it is representing two sets of parents in the case.