Controversial Organ Donation Legislation: What are your thoughts?  |  December 6, 2012

A newly-proposed organ donation law in the United Kingdom has some worried, and others excited.

The new bill essentially states that if you did not make your intentions known before your time of death, it will be assumed that you are an organ donor. Doctors will honor the wishes of those not wanting to be an organ donor, but only if previously indicated on record.

Opponents of the new measure say it brings up several ethical end-of-life issues. The biggest concern listed was fear over failing to honor a person’s dying wishes.

Proponents of the measure say it will increase organ donation and save the countless lives of those waiting for an organ transplant.

Get the full story here, and then tell us what you think. If you were voting on the bill, how would you vote?

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