CJ Griffin Quoted in New Jersey Monitor Regarding Statewide Baby Blood Tests
CJ Griffin, Partner and Director of the Justice Gary S. Stein Public Interest Center at Pashman Stein Walder Hayden P.C., was quoted in the New Jersey Monitor in an article titled “Civil Rights Concern Grow Over Baby Blood Tests, as State Mulls Genomic Sequencing.” The article discusses New Jersey’s practice of keeping blood samples taken from newborn babies for 23 years, all without parents’ knowledge or consent. CJ Griffin recently joined as local counsel in the class-action federal lawsuit.
“It’s alarming that they’re talking about expanding the program rather than talking about backing up and getting consent from parents for what they’re already doing without people knowing,” Griffin said.
She said parents who learn about the lawsuits contact her every day, angry about the state’s secret storage of blood spots and their undisclosed uses.
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