-143 You should be able to buy and sell human organs. amirite?

by Anonymous 6 months ago

>I (just like most of you) would do anything or pay any price to save a loved one. That's exactly why it's illegal.

by Anonymous 6 months ago

Keep your market forces out of my body, bub!

by Anonymous 6 months ago

>I understand this could get ugly and the potential for abuse and exploration is there I don't think you really understand that.

by Anonymous 6 months ago

>I understand this could get ugly and the potential for abuse and exploration[sic] is there, but it's all in the name of savings[sic] lives I don't think you *do* understand, because "in the name of saving lives" people would **die**. Either people being trafficked and killed for the price of their organs, or selling their organs and putting themselves at death's door to get money (for themselves or a loved one).

by Anonymous 6 months ago

Exactly you would pay any price. There would be no more organ donors. Everyone would want the incentive bc they know you would pay any price. Which would in turn mean that only people who had enough money would be able to receive life saving treatment. Not to mention that once you put a price on an organ people will try to make a profit off it even if it is threw unethical means.

by Anonymous 6 months ago

Just look at ivory poaching. If this became legal, all kinds of organs would start showing up from third world countries.

by Anonymous 6 months ago

Make it legal then people just need to figure out how to launder a kidney you *totally* got legally.

by Anonymous 6 months ago

So organs should go to the rich, and we should incentivize people killing nameless homeless people. And live organ options should be an option for poor people to be exploited some more. And increase the risk of organs coming from high-risk populations (drug addiction, prostitution, etc). And HUMAN BREEDING FARMS! Sounds like a GRAND plan. /s Go watch The Island and come talk to us.

by Anonymous 6 months ago

The slippery slope argument is a fallacy. Things could go wrong..but legalizing and highly regulating "scary" things like prostitution, cannabis, alcohol make people safer. Whose to say there isn't a way this could work? Murder is still illegal. You could in theory kill a homeless man and take his kidney today and say it was "donated" but that's not how this works. You still have to find someone to take the kidney out and do the transplant. You can't just throw it in ice, show up at the hospital and say "put this in please"

by Anonymous 6 months ago

It's not a slippery slope. Like go back to before blood donation was fully regulated. Go back to the 19th Century when selling hair, teeth and dead bodies was rampant. We're extrapolating from data

by Anonymous 6 months ago

We don't kill people to harvest marijuana my guy, that's a false equivalence fallacy.

by Anonymous 6 months ago

I still say we grow the organs. But to do that we'd have to continue a lot of research that has been put on hold due to laws. We're starting to reach the limits of what we can discover *legally* now.

by Anonymous 6 months ago

How much for a kidney?

by Anonymous 6 months ago

I'll sell you my spare for 100k

by Anonymous 6 months ago

You might think differently if you read the book Coma, by Robin Cook.

by Anonymous 6 months ago

I love the idea of the free market, but the issue with this is the black market opening up

by Anonymous 6 months ago

I wholeheartedly agree with you. There was a time where I needed money BAD BAD. And the selling of my kidney to someone in need would've been much better than the actions I had to repent for.

by Anonymous 6 months ago

I can only imagine all of the court cases that would follow if this was legal. Hence why it is illegal.

by Anonymous 6 months ago

No. Just no

by Anonymous 6 months ago

Well it's certainly an unpopular (and wrong) opinion.

by Anonymous 6 months ago

There are literally black markets where you can buy and purchase organs. And they dont get those organs through legal means.

by Anonymous 6 months ago

I can already tell you're the type of person who would enjoy playing Starsector

by Anonymous 6 months ago

What you said is the entire reason it's illegal: "I would do anything or pay any price to save a loved one." When desperation, moral certainty, and money collide, there is terrible risk for abuse.

by Anonymous 6 months ago