presumed consent

Wales OKs “Presumed Consent” Organ Harvest

The NHS is melting down. Patient care is in an abysmal state. And what does the Senedd of Wales do in this distrustful and dangerous atmosphere? Sow more distrust by passing a “presumed consent” to organ harvesting law. From the BBC story: Wales has become the first country in the UK to introduce a system […]

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Colorado Legislator Drops “Presumed Consent” Organ “Donation” Proposal

By Wesley J. Smith, J.D., Special Consultant to the CBC As good intentioned as this proposal is, presumed consent for organ donations will just not fly in the USA — as I stated in my earlier post about the then pending Colorado proposal. Now, it has been dropped. Good. Let’s focus on encouraging more people […]

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Presumptuous Consent

By Jennifer Lahl, CBC National Director Since organ donation became the recommended treatment of choice for many patients with end-stage organ failure, the controversy over the number of available organs for transplant and the solutions to addressing the shortage of much needed organs for those on waiting lists has been an on-going discussion. Proposed solutions […]

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Battle Over “Presumed Consent” in Illinois

By Wesley J. Smith, J.D., Special Consultant to the CBC I am sympathetic to the motivation of those who argue that each of us should be presumed by law to want to be an organ donor–increasing the organ supply–but not the method. Known as “presumed consent,” these laws assume silence means consent, making each of […]

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