The people leading New York are certifiably insane. They have raised taxes so far that most of the people that actually pay taxes have moved out. They are sticking their noses into the lives of private citizens so far as to regulate what a restaurant can put in its food - down to the amount of salt.
Now, a NY State Assemblyman is proposing that the State harvest the organs of dead people without the deceased having signed a donor card.
Assemblyman Richard Brodsky has a daughter who received kidney donations at the age of 4, and then again at 10.
"We have 10,000 New Yorkers on the list today waiting on organs. We import half the organs we transplant. It is an unacceptably failed system" - Richard Brodsky
Brodsky has introduced a bill that would sign up all residents of New York State as organ donors, and require anyone who doesn't want to do it to specifically opt out. There is nowhere in the United States that this is current policy - organ donation is made through specific steps as designated by the donor.
Organ donation is an honorable thing to do. Those who sign up to be an organ donor deserve admiration for doing so.
For the State to step in and declare itself the owner of one's mortal remains, to do with as it pleases, unless the 'owner' specifically states it cannot, is heinous. It is unbelievable. This is one step, and not a large step, short of the State just doing whatever it pleases with your body when your soul departs, no matter what your wishes are.
Assemblyman Brodsky would better serve the cause of organ donation if he would publicize the need and the good that can come from donation. He knows firsthand ... Instead, he has chosen the Socialist way - government owns everything, and can decide everything for us.