Does the STATE have the right to your body when you die? Can it harvest what it deems it wants, unless you explicitly choose to opt out?
Families would have no legal right to stop dead relatives’ organs being used for transplant if the person has not opted out in advance, under a proposed Welsh law. However, Health Minister Lesley Griffiths said she could not see a situation where doctors took organs without the permission of families. Ministers are asking for views on plans for a “soft opt-out”. If it goes ahead, Wales would be the UK’s first country with the system.
I absolutely reject this notion of the State assuming it can take our organs when we die UNLESS we tell them before hand not to do so. What say you? My wife has an organ-donation card and she has specified what the State can do when she dies. However her view is that if the State moves to the point where it essentially claims the de facto right to harvest organs, she will opt out. I suspect she is not alone. Me? The State can take a hike….I do not like the idea of organ donation at all. My choice.