Thursday, March 29, 2012

Question to ponder

Should a person be forced to donate an organ? For example, if person A were a perfect match for person B who needed a kidney, but person A absolutely did not want to donate a kidney, should person A be required to do so? Or do person A's individual rights and autonomy over his/her body take precedence?

Please ponder that question.

The reason I ask is because this analogy because it was mentioned in a discussion I read recently in regards to abortion rights and so-called personhood amendments. The point, of course, is do women have a right to have autonomy over their own bodies? Do they have the right to not donate the use of their bodies, to put it crudely, as incubators?

Just something to think about.

1 comment:

  1. I just favorited someone's (@vogonpoetry42 and a writer for Skepchick) tweet today that linked to this: http://holistictumblragency.tumblr.com/post/20119848217/even-if-we-put-aside-the-question-of-fetal

    Thought you might like to see that.

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