A report into organ donation ordered by Gordon Brown will not recommend a system of presumed consent.
There is no possible version of a civilised society in which the default assumption is that your body belongs either to the State or to the society. As Mill pointed out, if you don\’t own your own body you are a slave.
Every year more than 400 people die while waiting for donor organs, mainly kidneys.
And we know how to deal with that, the kidney part at least. Accept that people do own their own bodies and allow them to sell them. This is the system in Iran and no, it isn\’t a coincidence that Iran is the only country in the world without a shortage of kidneys for transplant.
Some things are just too important for us not to enforce property rights and the subsequent markets in the distribution of that property.