Although the New York Times never printed my letter (no hard feelings!), I thought it was about time to share it!
I wrote this letter to the editor regarding the article "Fearing Punishment for Bad Genes." That article was published in the New York Times' Science Times.
Of course, I highly recommend reading the article BEFORE reading my response.
(LINK to the article HERE: http://nyti.ms/1e644sJ)
And now ... the letter:
Re “Fearing Punishment for Bad Genes,” (Section D1,):
With smart branding the Democratic Party could successfully own this issue, and pass legislation to cover all insurances under the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act. If only they could choose a rallying cry with a properly menacing description. I suggest the Democratic Party (or Republican Party) refer to this gross new front of genetic discrimination as “Death Screening!” Death Screening has as much rallying bite (or should I say, macabre charm) as “Death Panel” or “Death Tax,” and many times more truth to back up it’s chilling claim.
(a senior at Brandeis University)
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