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Couple loses challenge on blood test law

Title: Couple loses challenge on blood test law
Date: Tuesday, 12 September 2006
Publisher: ABC News
Author: Kevin O'Hanlon
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Lincoln, Nebraska – A federal judge has refused to throw out Nebraska's one-of-a-kind newborn blood screening law. Ray and Louise Spiering of Saunders County filed a lawsuit challenging the law in 2004, arguing that the mandatory blood test would violate a tenet of their religious beliefs as members of the Church of Scientology. On Tuesday, U.S. District Judge Richard Kopf said the law is constitutional. The blood screening has been standard practice in Nebraska since 1967. Health officials say the test, ... [Read the rest at]