"I have long been of the 'opt-out' opinion. I honestly don't see a worthwhile reason not to see organ donation as an automatic action upon death"
what about freedom of religion, right to bodily integrity and of course the age old freedom of choice.the day where one has to actively choose to not have their body harvested by the government is a pretty sad day. as far as i was aware my body and it's organs are not the property of the government/hospital/anyone else and as such they should have no power of decision over it.
"OK theman - when you have to watch someone you love really ill and waiting for a transplant that never comes - or God forbid you are that person - come back to us then OK?"
and what will have happened?why do you think that will have changed my mind? do you think i'm that myopic and self centred that i can only form opinions on social issues when they have affected me?do you think that all my opinions are centred on what would benefit me? you didn't answer one of my arguments, why should the government be able to lay claim to my organs or my body,why should they over-ride my freedom of choice,religion or bodily integrity. what next, will you ban all alcohol and cigarettes to ensure that no organs are damaged or wasted?force mandatory blood donations?