Thursday, September 04, 2008

First, Do No Harm...Unless You Can Get Good Value Out of that Guy's Organs

Just what do you know about the terms "brain death," "organ harvesting," and "dead donor rule"? You're not alone. For these terms are not only defined differently (depending on whose doing the defining, of course) but they are generally kept away from open, candid conversations in which the public might realize just what scary medical actions lie behind them.

Wesley J. Smith, in a brief and very cogent few paragraphs, gives an excellent overview of the latest moves of the organ transpanters. It's stuff you need to know.