Skip to comments.Bill to Allow Organ Farming from Unconscious Patients!
Posted on 02/24/2012 4:10:20 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Good grief! A Maryland state legislator has filed a bill that would allow surrogate decision makers to “donate” kidneys and liver lobes. From HB 449:
THIS SUBSECTION APPLIES ONLY TO A PATIENT WHO HAS BEEN CERTIFIED UNDER § 5606(B) OF THIS SUBTITLE TO BE IN A PERSISTENT 8 VEGETATIVE STATE.
(3) A PERSON AUTHORIZED TO MAKE HEALTH CARE DECISIONS FOR ANOTHER UNDER THIS SECTION MAY AUTHORIZE THE DONATION OF A NONVITAL ORGAN IF THE DONATION IS BASED ON:
(I) THE WISHES OF THE PATIENT AS PREVIOUSLY EXPRESSED BY THE PATIENT; OR
(II) A DETERMINATION BY THE SURROGATE THAT THE DONATION IS CONSISTENT WITH THE PATIENTS RELEVANT RELIGIOUS AND MORAL BELIEFS AND PERSONAL VALUES.
Unconscious patients would hardly seem to be in a state of health to permit such surgeries. But surely when people can’t make their own decisions, surrogates–as fiduciaries–must work solely for the medical benefit of the incompetent person.
I know people will say, “What if it is the patient’s child” or some such. But we can’t do it! We can’t treat incompetent patients as objects for the benefit of others. This proposal is merely the latest attempt to permit unconscious patients to be used as so many organ farms. And if the surgery kills the patient, why then other organs might be available. I repeat: Good grief.
No one’s life, liberty or property are safe while the legisl00ture is in session...
Maryland “Freak State” PING!
Well, technically speaking, if you’re unconcious, you only need a brain. (Major sarcasm)
Farming WTF I am so sick of this shit!!!
Wow, it is sad when even China is more conservative on an issue like this.
I never signed ANYTHING to donate any of my organs and I have made it quite clear I want to be buried with all my pieces to ALL I persons I know.
I’ve heard about this,
Knock some poor sumbitch out and steal his innards and sell them. It’s the story line about right now on Justified/
We all know the next step.
“Wow, it is sad when even China is more conservative on an issue like this.”
Yeppers. Whenever they need organs they just take a political prisoner and harvest their organs while they are still alive! Talk about old school conservative organ harvesters.
Abortion and human tissue harvesting.
It’s not just for the unborn anymore.
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Maryland has turned into a hodgepodge of dumb brutes and ignant savages.
All I can think is that Nazis got reincarnated and are now running the state of Maryland, and trying to run a lot of other places, too.
Only the morally blind could not see the exact parallels.
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