freetown fred wrote:jpete wrote:freetown fred wrote:Hmmm, black market organs---great idea Jeff--NOT--of course you know that already goes on?
I'm talking about ELIMINATING the black market.
Black markets are "black" because they have to stay out of sight to avoid the law.
If *I*(not the operative first person singular here) want to sell *MY* lung, why should I be prevented?
The black market will never be eliminated--it might change names, but never be eliminated--it would become a buyers market--highest bid wins. Why not just offer to donate to this little girl, or does greed out weigh compassion?
The black market might not be "eliminated", but how many bootleggers are there today vs. back during Prohibition?
Banning things creates the black market. Allowing things makes the black market go away.
And it's not about "greed".
If you're so compassionate, why not offer her YOUR lung?
Because you know as well as I that putting $20 into the hat is A LOT different than giving up an organ. Normally, one has to die to be in the donor category and often, families don't want to make that decision.
The donor doesn't walk away Scot free either. There are financial repercussions as well. Even if it is lost wages during recovery.
Again, if I own my body, why can't I do what I want with it?
No one has dared answer that basic question.