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Petition against genetic discrimination.

From unknown source on the care2.com petition website:

No Genetic Discrimination Against Canadians with Parkinson’s or Cancer

signatures: 23,610
deadline: July 8, 2011
signature goal: 30,000
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Target: Canadian Parliament
Sponsored by: Care2.com

Anyone who’s suffered from Parkinson’s disease or who’s watched a loved one suffer from Parkinson’s knows the devastation this illness can bring. It’s a movement disorder, and it impairs motor skills and can silence speech. In worst cases, it can render the sufferer completely unable to move.

The last thing anyone who has Parkinson’s or who is at risk for the disease should face is discrimination from insurance companies and employers. Genetic discrimination is a present and growing problem in Canada. It harms all citizens, especially those who have or who are at risk to develop diseases like Parkinson’s and it creates a crippling fear for everyone in the country. Some Canadians may delay or decline testing out of fear for how their insurance companies and employers may react if they are diagnosed with Parkinson’s or are found to be at risk.

The United States, the United Kingdom, Germany and most of the European Union have taken active steps to make sure people are not discriminated based on their likelihood of developing diseases like Parkinson’s, and it’s time Canada did the same. Urge the Canadian government to pass legislation to stop genetic discrimination.

“Sign” the online petition:  http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/472/222/220/