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Show Of Hands February 25th, 2013 1:55am

Should it be legal to sell your own organs?

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SleazySally
03/02/13 6:52 pm

I think if you are going to sell your organs it can only be to a licensed doctor. This making the doctor a murderer (and you suicidal) if he buys one that you can't live without! But, I think the question was missing the part about money for them now and the doctor will collect them after death!

HereticPilot101 Arkadelphia, AR
03/02/13 12:24 am

So you want 2 lungs, my heart, all my appendages, and my brain? Sure, that'll be $199,999.99. Now, let me go get a knife.

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tabbser
03/01/13 9:45 pm

Government isn't meant to protect us from ourselves, it's meant protect us from invasion,

CharlotteMassacare
02/28/13 8:16 pm

Up to a limit, people will take it two far

Happy Hong Kong
02/27/13 5:19 pm

When has increasing the supply while maintaining demand ever led to a price increase?

Happy Hong Kong
02/27/13 5:19 pm

When has increasing the supply while maintaining demand ever led to a price increase?

rebelfury76 No Justice, No Peace
02/27/13 6:10 am

Maybe you should make a law and force people to buy $X of groceries every time they go to the store and drop it in the food bank boxes on their way out.

elleck SOH Fan Club
02/26/13 9:27 pm

I would love to know how the public opinion on this topic became so divided. Like Minnesota has 226 votes and is cut down the middle. That's crazy to me.

JacobJP Garden City, Kansas
02/26/13 7:33 pm

Of the organs are perfectly fine then I don't see the problem in selling them.

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Happy Hong Kong
02/26/13 4:33 pm

I ate his liver with a nice chianti ;-)

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Carolinaaa My name is not Carol.
02/26/13 1:05 pm

What about synthetic organs? Biomed companies sell those to patients, so what's different between that and natural organs?

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BadWolf The Library
02/26/13 7:44 am

Not enough people donate food anymore.

jonny323
02/26/13 7:38 am

There might be medical problems if your brother reproduced with someone who had your uterus. It's not like I know anything about the subject, I just thought there might be.

Bulleiver Earth
02/26/13 7:14 am

Pretty sure that's already happening now. There's no justification that the sale of organs will increase crime. I believe, if anything, supporting this issue would increase supply and thus reduce demand in every market legal or illegal. Tho should relegate to the recently dead to protect the poor.

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jms in the middle of Nowhere
02/26/13 7:11 am

Jonny- I don't know why there would be problems. If it was a transplant she would then own the uterus. It wouldn't be mine anymore. I would never do a surrogacy. I hate being pregnant!!!!!
I agree that it would be really weird, though!!!!

Liberty 4,032,064
02/26/13 6:37 am

Because making something more widely available definitely makes people more likely to steal it...?

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Liberty 4,032,064
02/26/13 6:31 am

Just think if it was legal to sell food:

You would have these evil people selling it in stores for a profit!
Also, farmers would make money off it! We can't have that!
Only rich people would be able to eat because no one would donate food anymore!

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Liberty 4,032,064
02/26/13 6:25 am

I have a feeling it would make organ recipients even happier...

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JustBob Your anger fascinates me
02/26/13 5:36 am

You'll end up with people waking up in strange bathtubs with their kidneys stolen, but sure, why not?

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cheddarichie
02/25/13 10:25 pm

I sold my pecka and balls to a crack whore who I needed a couple of bucks from

rebelfury76 No Justice, No Peace
02/25/13 8:37 pm

That's your opinion. I want to be free to live my life however I wish, in any manner I choose, so long as I harm no one else.

Please, what's so crazy about that? I think that's pretty reasonable.

Happy Hong Kong
02/25/13 8:16 pm

The red pill?

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Happy Hong Kong
02/25/13 8:04 pm

@RebelFury: I don't like the idea of prepaid either, but it does avoid the "poor people with only one kidney" argument.

treesaw Minisnowta
02/25/13 7:55 pm

@RebelFury76 I think you're overly opinionated and I am upset that you represent Minnesota. Whatever happened to Minnesota nice? You've changed it into Minnesota Crazy.

Happy Hong Kong
02/25/13 7:52 pm

Cadavers are sold all the time. Find out how much you're worth @ cadaverforsale.com

Happy Hong Kong
02/25/13 7:49 pm

Also see "the immortal life of Henrietta Lacks" by Rebecca Skloot, and for a more fun read: "Next" by Michael Crichton.

Happy Hong Kong
02/25/13 7:40 pm

@RebelFury: I think that conversation was overheard in the bread line outside GUM in 1984 ;-)

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BeachSt Coastal Virginia
02/25/13 7:40 pm

You're right, rebel, it's your property growing in a completely artificial birthing device. How ever could I think the fetus was a part of the woman.

rebelfury76 No Justice, No Peace
02/25/13 7:22 pm

Where do you think this is taking place? Craigslist and a Wal mart parking lot?

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rebelfury76 No Justice, No Peace
02/25/13 7:16 pm

If stores were allowed to sell food they would price it so high no one could afford it! We'd be slaves to the "food corporations"! There would be rationing and only the rich would get good food. And the poor people! Think of the puppies!

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wolfman4711
02/25/13 7:16 pm

How do we know the guy who had if did not have a weird disease? That's why I voted no bit I'm on the fence with this one.

rebelfury76 No Justice, No Peace
02/25/13 7:15 pm

No need for apologies, sometimes its difficult to infer tone through text.

rebelfury76 No Justice, No Peace
02/25/13 7:14 pm

I don't see why not. So long as no one is harmed by your actions I don't see why it's anyone's business but your own.

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MrLove lovers, dreamers and me
02/25/13 7:11 pm

If I could profit from it, could I then let my heirs profit from it?

danno9
02/25/13 7:10 pm

Got it Rebel. Sorry.

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icpshootyz
02/25/13 7:07 pm

. . . And you also can't legally sell your organs. Don't matter.

rebelfury76 No Justice, No Peace
02/25/13 7:06 pm

Donation upon death would still exist.

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rebelfury76 No Justice, No Peace
02/25/13 7:05 pm

Smokers, alcoholics, motorcycle riders, and skydivers all seem to be able to find insurance.

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rebelfury76 No Justice, No Peace
02/25/13 7:04 pm

It's the same concept that is rampant in this thread. Someone disagrees with it and will use force to prevent you, a sovereign human being, from doing it.

The problem with Americans is we think we own each other. It's disgusting.

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Captainbstring Biden is a Clown
02/25/13 7:04 pm

Quite correct. I would imagine that those who sell their organs will immediately subject themselves to astronomical health insurance rates OR Insurance companies may refuse to insure them because it represents a self inflicted health issue.

38041 Georgia
02/25/13 7:00 pm

Absolutely. There is a Ted talk about this. Check it out.

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rebelfury76 No Justice, No Peace
02/25/13 6:59 pm

Happy, these people actually think everyone is treated equally on the transplant list today.

Sad, I know. I wish ignorance could be treated with a pill.

MrLove lovers, dreamers and me
02/25/13 6:57 pm

My concern is that it might make it so only rich people could afford a transplant, otherwise I think you should be able to profit from it.

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soulfighter
02/25/13 6:57 pm

I have a feeling this would make lawyers very happy.

MrLove lovers, dreamers and me
02/25/13 6:55 pm

Prostitution should be legal too. The fact that two consenting adults can't exchange money for sex is crazy to me.

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