Saturday, June 18, 2011

Two Argentine Adoptees Will Submit to DNA Testing

From Yahoo News, more on the ongoing saga of Argentine adoptees who refused DNA tests to establish whether they were children of the disappeared from Argentina's military dictatorship:
Two siblings who were adopted as babies by the owner of an Argentine media conglomerate have agreed to court-ordered DNA tests to determine whether they were among hundreds of infants stolen from political prisoners during Argentina's military dictatorship.

Adoptees Marcela and Felipe Noble say they will not appeal the order to have blood samples taken and compared with available DNA of every relative of those who disappeared during the country's 1976-1983 dictatorship. The pair had previously refused to submit to such tests or offered to only allow their DNA to be compared with two families of disappeared people.

The adoptees, who are in their 30s, have said they have no interest in learning the identities of their birth parents and have been protective of their adopted mother, Grupo Clarin owner Ernestina Herrera de Noble, 86.

On June 2, the country's top criminal appellate court ruled that Marcela and Felipe Noble had to submit biological material, with or without their consent, for testing but limited the scope of DNA comparisons to people known to have disappeared before the date of the Nobles' 1976 adoption papers.
I've posted about this situation before, the Right Not to Know?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I have thought about that and for me I would willing submit to the test, regardless if I wanted to know the results or not - if it would help someone know what happened to their child how could you not?