Skip to comments.Texas bill aims to make organ donation opt-out, sparking debate
Posted on 04/28/2017 10:07:32 AM PDT by bgill
Currently, Texas residents must opt in to be placed on the donor registry during their drivers license process. HB 1938 would instead automatically place all adults on the drivers license process on the registry, unless they opt out.
Under this bill, each applicant will have to answer the question, Would you like to refuse to join the organ donor registry? Applicants who answer no or simply dont answer will automatically be enrolled.
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Same thing with your bank, insurance company, credit card, etc. who send you notices that they own your info unless you opt out. It's flat out wrong.
While I approve of those who choose to become organ donors, making it the default decision is immoral.
Would you like to REFUSE to be an organ donor!
Yes, I want no bananas.
Are all politicians snakes? It’s the way they word ballot initiatives, depending whether or not they want it to pass or fail.
When you deposit money with the bank, whose money do you think that is? According to law, it is the bank's money. The depositor retains limited rights to it.
Hospice and organ donation are really good ways to get yourself killed. I have seen two people die horribly in hospice because they put the dumbest, creepiest staff on hospice duty. I have not been around a dying person who was donating their organs, but there is not doubt that they will consider your needs less, and the recipient’s more.
If you are in the medical system, you must have legal and medical staff working to protect you, or the system will rip you off, make you sick, and kill you. Every single person — your insurance salesman, your doctors, the nurses, receptionists, orderlies — everyone, makes their money by giving you less, and charging you more for it.
Good grief, I despise these people.
All your organs are belong to us.
No. Some of them are lizards ... and some of them are slime-mold.
So, can we have your liver?
“...making it the default decision is immoral.”
Yes, and it leaves open to the doctors who may attend you when you are seriously injured or in a “life in the balance situation,” and decide that they think they have a better use for your parts.
We just had news from the husband of one of our dear friends who was being told by a team of doctors, save one, that his wife’s heart was inoperable and she should just be moved to a hospice and left to die. That lone doctor, interestingly an Indian. told the family that he was optimistic that she could survive the necessary open-heart surgery and that they should at least try to save her. She’s now about a week out of having a heart valve replacement and she’s doing fine. My point is that a lot of liberal doctors today seem to have the idea that “you’ve lived long enough, it’s time to harvest whatever bits and pieces that remains of you that are of any value and plug them into someone with a better prognosis.”
All you organs belong us.
God loveth cheerful givers... not forced ones. There is a new form of disrespect today, which is to harvest organs while the body is still living in some sense. Even a cessation of brain function, the best the secular world knows, isn’t always the end of the story of a life.
Soylent green is people.
Texans will never accept this.
More illiberal than liberal. The classical liberals of old would frown at such flippant philosophy.
“No. Some of them are lizards ... and some of them are slime-mold.”
Looks like this one is a Mexican Lizard Slime-Mold Republican!
Rep. Jason Villalba, R-Dallas
Wonder where he gets his campaign donations?
I absolutely LOVE the weasel-working of the question, too!
Instead of “I would like to join the organ donation list”, or “I do not want to join the organ donation list”, it’s
“Would you like to refuse to join the organ donor registry?”
It seems amazing to us when an Indian believes more firmly in the positive consequences of attempting to do good to the weak and helpless than a Westerner does.
But that’s because, while Indians have kept their ideas about karma, we Westerners have so badly forgotten about Christ.
That is the exactly WRONG answer.
I have never taken the pledge, but I was more open to the idea before I heard some radio ads from the state of Illinois encouraging donation. It was like they were just too eager to get their hands on my parts. “You won’t need your parts anymore, so come on. Give ‘em up.” Like hastening my demise would be a good thing because somebody else has a better use for my organs and is waiting.
You said it well, and I agree.
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