Thesis Statement: Although having an infant’s DNA typing done at birth can effectively analyze important health information, it should be an individual’s given right to accept and/or decline the storage of their private information.
I. Some individuals are unaware of DNA typing of infants at birth. A. An individual may be described as parent, or person distinguished from others by a special quality. B. Some individuals claim that DNA typing as infants violates the Genetic Privacy Act. C. Some individuals claim that unlike a finger print, DNA typing is not 100% unique. II. Americans should have DNA typing of infants at birth to collect and analyze health and vital data. A. DNA typing can help identify and describe health problems at birth. B. DNA typing gives scientists the ability conduct research and studies that could save the lives of children in the future. C. DNA typing can help determine parentage when in question. III. Allowing parents to have the option of DNA typing for their infant at birth could have a better impact than being forced. A. Parents will generally agree to an optional collection if proven for good cause.
B. Law enforcement with unlimited use of DNA typing data base can help solve missing person cases and crimes in timelier manner.
The Importance of DNA Typing
Many Americans are concerned with their right to privacy. The Constitution does not specifically mention a right to privacy. However, Supreme Court decisions over the years have established that the right to privacy is a basic human right, and as such is protected by virtue of the 9th Amendment. In addition, it is said that a right to privacy is inherent in many of the amendments in the Bill of Rights. In today’s society, it is not uncommon to hear that individuals claim their rights to privacy have been violated. Although no one wants to have their...