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Heather Kainz (right) is among Minnesota mothers campaigning to make sure families have access to important newborn health information. Access to a newborn screening card for her son, Parker (left), could have helped lead to a diagnosis when he got sick. (Submitted photo)

A mother's view: Bill could save children’s lives and allow families to opt out

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People who have not faced the heartache of a medically complex child may have a hard time seeing the value in legislation to undo a change made to the way Minnesota handles newborn screening results (SF2047/HF2526). As the mother of a child directly impacted by the change, which went into effect the day my son was born, Nov.


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