Only in New York could an ignorant assemblyman (Richard Brodsky) introduce a bill that could make killing people – without their consent – into law. Citing the need for organ donors, Brodsky proposes that everyone is designated an organ donor unless they opt-out.
Disregarding the paperwork nightmare this would create; ignoring the fact that those who harvest organs would have a vested interest in not being able to find that “opt-out” paperwork; and not even considering how a child is supposed to “opt-out” of this nightmare; just the fact that the whole premise of “brain death” or “cardiac death” has been medically refuted by none other than the New England Journal of Medicine makes this bill ridiculous.
What does this mean to you and me?
It means that we someday might wind up like a “dead” man in France who, on the operating table as doctors prepared to remove his organs, suddenly came back to life.
It means that, if Brodsky’s bill becomes law, transplant teams will remove organs from live patients, committing legalized murder in the process.
If you trust those doctor’s a lot more than I do, by all means, sign up as an organ donor.
If you think Obama’s death squads won’t jump on this to decide who is more deserving of a healthy organ – the person to whom it belongs, or the person whose own is failing – by all means, sign up as an organ donor. A member of Obama’s staff, Cass Sunstein, has already written a book proposing this very thing on a national basis, stating that the real problem is getting a family’s consent.
And if you’re like me and you’re having a hard time wrapping your brain around this, take a look at Monty Python’s view of the situation. I think they’ve got it about right.