me down to the worth of my body organs -
Presumed Donor Acts Threatens Sanctity of Life In New
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.
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.
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.
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