Your Organs Belong to the State, Part 2

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As a follow-up to my blog about organ socialism and the establishment’s ability to dictate whether you live or die, and to whom you can voluntarily donate your organs, David Kramer sent me this encore: in New York, they want to get one step closer to stealing your organs from your dead body without your prior permission via “automatic enrollment” as an organ donor:

A coalition of lawmakers, medical specialists and the New York Organ Donor Network are pushing legislation that would make New York the first state to presume its citizens are willing to donate their organs.

The legislation would revise state motor vehicle and health laws to automatically enroll all applicants for driver licenses as potential organ donors unless they choose otherwise. Currently, they must actively choose to allow their organs to be taken for transplant when they die.

6:23 pm on May 2, 2010