Sunday, April 24, 2011

Using Convicts' Organs: The Pro-Deather Double Standard

This debate has been going on under the radar for quite a while now - whether to use the organs of executed prisoners for donation. Several ethicists are throwing up their hands in horror, but I don't think they should be, because this is a logical extension of the culture of death. In fact, I don't see the difference between killing a patient in a hospital by, for example, withdrawing food and water and using their organs or what’s been proposed about using convicts' organs.
Killer's quest: Allow organ donation after execution
An Oregon death row inmate is mounting an aggressive behind-bars campaign to donate his organs after he’s executed, in part to repay society for the gruesome murders of his wife and three young children. more

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