posted on Oct, 31 2008 @ 12:48 PM
There are a couple of different sides to this coin, aren't there? It is (currently) legal for women to get abortions going on the argument that it's
their own body and the government shouldn't tell them what they can and can't do with their own body. By that logic it would make sense to legalize
selling off your own organs (the one's you don't need) to make a dollar, because again, the government shouldn't be telling me what i am allowed to
sell off on (or in) my own person.
But who is going to be selling off their organs? Poor people, mainly. I don't think you're going to see a lot of people in their early 20's selling
off a kidney so they can take advantage of the low stock prices (which wouldn't be a bad idea). What you're going to see is an entire class of
society with a new option to keep their heads above water and this creates a serious class-warfare issue.
I used to play an internet game at www.nation-states.net (i think) where this was actually a law in my country. People were selling off organs to stay
afloat and actually paying the price later in life when they maybe needed that other kidney.
On a personal note, you won't find me offering up any of my organs before or after death. I can't even be convinced to give blood or plasma. I know
that may be wrong of me but i just can't get over it. It's my blood, *I* made it. Maybe i'm selfish but i don't think 150k would change my mind