organ trafficking

What We’re Reading

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Here’s a sampling of news and opinion items the CBC staff has been reading recently. ABC Australia, “Breaking the Code: Donor-Conceived Children Search for Identity of Fathers and their Biological Heritage” When you go to see your doctor, you assume that he or she will keep an accurate record of that consultation. But that is […]

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Iran’s Out of Control Kidney Bazaar

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Iran is the only country in the world that legally permits the purchase of human organs. (Yes, I know it happens elsewhere.) I don’t see Iran as a country to emulate, but some have argued that it is leading the way toward a compassionate change in policy, which I opined about here. Now, unsurprisingly, news […]

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Electric Stimulation Treats Severe Brain Damage

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It appears there may be a way to improve the condition of patients in a persistent unconscious and minimally conscious states. From the New Scientist story: People who have been in a minimally conscious state for weeks or years have been temporarily roused using mild electrical stimulation. Soon after it was applied to their brains, […]

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Biological Colonialism Kills

By Wesley J. Smith, J.D., Special Consultant to the CBC In the wake of the Indian surrogate mother “gestational carrier’s” death and all the organ buying, and conducting unethical medical experiments on the world’s destitute, I took to the pages of the NRO to warn that “Biological Colonialism Kills:” From my conclusion: Some might respond […]

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Organ Mobsters Now in the West

By Wesley J. Smith, J.D., Special Consultant to the CBC The European financial crisis has opened up a new black market opportunity — in human organs and body parts. From the New York Times story: With Europe roiled by financial upheaval, experts say that the black market for human organs — traditionally based in China, […]

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The Attack of the Kidney Harvesters

By Wesley J. Smith, J.D., Special Consultant to the CBC The perceived entitlement of the West sickens. We now believe our lives are so important that with biological colonialism, some of us are willing to work with criminal gangs to grab the kidneys of the vulnerable destitute. There is a shameful report out of the […]

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Biological Colonialism: Organ Trafficking Trial Shows Need to Outlaw Organ Buying

By Wesley J. Smith, J.D., Special Consultant to the CBC Seven Kosovars are being tried for the odious crime of organ trafficking. The allegations vividly depict how the destitute are exploited at all levels of this odious form of oppression. From the New York Times story: The suspects are accused of luring victims from Turkey […]

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Biological Colonialism: Bioethicists Urge Science Boycott of China Over Organ Killings

By Wesley J. Smith, J.D., Special Consultant to the CBC Penn bioethicist Art Caplan and I have had some vocal disagreements over the years, but we tend to think very similarly about organ transplant issues. Now Art and four other bioethicists have an opinion column in The Lancet calling for a boycott of Chinese scientists […]

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Biological Colonialism: Time to Get Judgmental About Organ Buyers

By Wesley J. Smith, J.D., Special Consultant to the CBC When will enough, finally, be enough. Not only are organs now being sold by desperate people in destitute countries — to the point that some governments have been forced to ban organ transplant surgeries for non citizens or receiving organs from non relatives — but […]

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Biological Colonialism: Kidney Traffickers Busted

By Wesley J. Smith, J.D., Special Consultant to the CBC Awful. Awful. Awful. Bangladesh has busted a kidney trafficking gang. From the Herald Sun story: Three people were arrested on Sunday in the remote Kalai area, 300 kilometres northwest of Dhaka, after reports surfaced that villagers were having their organs removed illegally. “We have found […]

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Worst of East Meets West: Teenager Sells Kidney for I-Pad

By Wesley J. Smith, J.D., Special Consultant to the CBC People sell organs in China. In the West, people occasionally die if they get between crazed store customers and an electronics sale. These two darknesses have conjoined in an awful report out of China. From the Daily Tech story: A Chinese teen has made headlines […]

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Biological Colonialism: Organ Tourism Must Be Outlawed Internationally

By Wesley J. Smith, J.D., Special Consultant to the CBC The living human bodies of the poor are increasingly looked upon by the rich and powerful as resources ripe for the mining. As regular readers know: Ounce for ounce, human eggs have become the world’s most valuable commodity with eugenically correct young women able to […]

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Biological Colonialism: South African Hospital Guilty in Kidney Trafficking Case

By Wesley J. Smith, J.D., Special Consultant to the CBC Biological colonialism is a growing problem — the rich exploiting the poor for natural resources that are pieces of human flesh. In S. Africa, a hospital was fined way too little for taking the organs from people, including minors, who were paid to be maimed. […]

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In the News

By Matthew Eppinette, CBC New Media Manager Greek police have broken up an egg harvesting ring that was harvesting eggs from immigrant women for Greek women seeking IVF. Most of the women alleged to have been exploited by the gang had been brought to Greece, ostensibly for legitimate jobs, before being sold into prostitution and […]

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