Rally to Outlaw Human Gene Patents
Join Breast Cancer Action and activists from across the country to stand up for women's health and against corporate control of our genes. On April 15th, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in a landmark case involving Myriad Genetics: can a corporation patent human genes -- genes that we all have in our bodies? Our answer is: NO!
Allowing corporations to patent human genes is wrong and is actively harming women’s health. When a corporation controls human genes, corporate profits will always come before our health.
Rally with us on the Supreme Court steps to take a stand against human gene patents.
When: April 15th, 2013. Gather at 9:00am EST, rally starts at 9:30am and will end around noon.
Where: Supreme Court of the United States, 1 First Street, NE Washington, DC 20543
Who: You, your friends, family, and colleagues; BCAction staff, members, activists and partners from across the country taking a stand against human gene patenting
What to Expect: Banners and signs, speeches from passionate women’s health activists
and BRCA-positive women - lights, cameras and action!
RSVP below to let us know you'll be there!
Many thanks to our partner organizations who have endorsed our rally to outlaw human gene patents: Center for Genetics and Society, Council for Responsible Genetics, Friends of the Earth, International Center for Technology Assessment, Knowledge Ecology International, National Women's Health Network, Our Bodies Ourselves, and Pro-Choice Alliance for Responsible Research.