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In Wales, organ donation has just become organ confiscation

December 1, 2015

In my view Wales has just become a more barbaric place.

It is called “presumed consent” but there is something I find quite distasteful, in a State claiming to have the right to dispose of its citizens’ bodies as it sees fit when they die. If an individual’s property is subject to that individual’s wishes (his will) after his death, I see no logic which can negate that principle when it comes to that individual’s own body. But in Wales now, your inanimate property passes to your heirs in accordance with your legal wishes, but your body parts are confiscated by the State.

WalesOnline: A revolutionary new law which aims to increase organ donation rates and prevent patients dying needlessly on the transplant waiting list has been officially introduced.

Wales has today become the first nation in the UK to introduce a system where consent for organ donation is assumed unless people have opted out.

The Human Transplantation (Wales) Bill will apply to people aged 18 and over who have lived in Wales for more than 12 months and die in the country.

In China the State owns the organs of executed criminals. In Wales, the State now owns the organs of all its citizens who have not opted out and can confiscate them when it chooses.

It is not a question of how many may benefit but of the fundamental concept of ownership of your body and your property and how that passes to your heirs. It is the use of the mortal remains of an individual with just about as much respect as for a pig’s heart. An involuntary donor is an oxymoron. Organ donation in Wales has just become organ confiscation – by the State.


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