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Parents Vow to Continue Lawsuit After New Jersey Takes Half-Steps to Reform State’s Baby Blood Retention Policies

  • Dan King

ARLINGTON, Va.—Today, a group of New Jersey parents vowed to continue their lawsuit challenging the state’s practice of drawing blood from every newborn in the state and retaining it without informed consent, after the state announced modest reforms to the program. The parents, represented by the Institute for Justice (IJ), filed the lawsuit in November 2023.  “Until the state actually asks parents for their permission before retaining their baby’s blood, we’ll continue to fight against this policy in court,” said Boonton mother…

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