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                  Don't bring me down to the worth of my body organs -
        Presumed Donor Acts Threatens Sanctity of Life In New York

 

Assemblyman Richard Brodsky wants to bring people down to the worth of body organs. If Brodsky gets his way, we will have a price on our heads. Fact is, once something is worth a high price, thieves will steal to get it. And Brodsky is just the lawmaker to do such.

Making our body organs commodities of the state, by which the existence of others depends upon, brings our worth to that which people are willing to pay for our organs. It turns us all into organ factories, putting us all in danger. And do not think that because it is currently illegal to buy and sell organs, that no one is making money off of transplants. And do not think that life itself, is not something that some people would steal for. It has already happened. 

Brodsky's New York legislative bills are designed to first take family rights away, so that nothing can block the harvesting of a said donor's organs. Then the next phase is to make it law that adults who never opted out are to be presumed donors. --A 2005 N.Y. law has already ended the requirement for witnesses to a donor signature. Now Brodsky wants to do away with the signature, as well.

Brodsky who has gone on record, claiming that this is the decent thing to do and that it would give us all a choice, is actually giving us all an ultimatum. He is saying, make your choice or he will make it for you. And there is no way that everyone could be made aware of such a law beforehand. There is also no doubt that the act would take advantage of the uninformed. This would be a law that would cause great emotional harm to families and undue stress at a time that people are going through enough already. There is also no way to guarantee that there would be no error with everyone who does opt-out. 

The law would force many people to opt-out, rather than be targeted. Many people want family members to make such a choice, because it is they who have to live with it. This law would take that choice away from our family members. So I would see no other choice, but to opt-out, rather than risk my family having to deal with me being sliced and diced and told that they cannot stop it. And once a person opts-out, I don't believe that family members could over-ride it. Personally, after all that I have seen with these bills and with Brodsky's behavior on interviews, as well as his total disregard for those who disagree with him, I am now scared to be a donor, as I do not wish for an organ hungry group of people to be a benefactor in my death.

Suddenly that which was once a loving thing to do, donating organs to people in need, is a threat to the very sanctity of life and the well-being of those left behind to deal with a death.

The death of a loved one is a very private thing that no one has a right to tell others how to deal with or what to do. And none of us really know how we will handle the loss of a loved one until we come face to face with this very real part of life. And the government does not belong there.

Debra J.M. Smith
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