Should prisons put to death only become forced organ donors?

While why not? If they are being killed anyway what is the harm in taking their organs?They do not need them any more. That way they can give back to society a little to compensate for what they have taken.


All laws can be changed. Forced organ donation can be made legal. Many lives can be saved by doing so. I see nothing wrong with taking organs from those put to death.

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  • 1 decade ago
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  • 1 decade ago

    Laws are made for the people and by the people in the USA. If you are from the USA then there are laws here in which people have a say-so about what they willl allow others to do to their bodies. So there are no "forced" organ donors here, not even in the prisons. In addition at the present time there are so many people who in their wills have donated their bodies (after they die) to science that there is a glut of bodies for medical students to work on. They don't need more bodies. So to answer your questions: 1 and 2) no, because it's the law that we don't do that, 3) Only those people adjudged guilty by a court and jury who are convicted of taking another person's life could get life in prison; I don't know how many states have the death penalty but not all of them do. and 4) when you say they are put to death for what they have taken well that's not true in the USA (although I don't know what they do in other countries) because theft gets time in prison and the years depend on if they hurt someone, if they had a gun, etc. but death is never for just theft.

    There re people in this country who sometimes knowingly, sometimes not knowingly, are test subjects for vaccines though. Among other times, children were tested in the early 1950's with the polio vaccines, and the military (years ago and now) are tested with vaccines just as the elderly are tested with different types of vaccines, and the prisoners as well are guinea pigs for vaccines. In all cases that I know of the person must sign a document to allow this to done (vaccines or pill programs) and in the case of children it's their parents who would sign and approve. So all age groups help out society here even though they have not done anything against the law.

    Although it is legal for any person who is of legal age to donate an organ (if they have two or enough to live on) to someone who needs it (usually they have to be a "match" for the organ to be used) whether they know them or not, they still must sign a document to have that done. It is a gift from the goodness of their heart and is "illegal" to be bought or paid for or to accept money from giving an organ. Organs (after death) can be anything from a piece of a liver or a kidney or an eye to even just a vein or even skin (to be used for burn victims). A person who has a drivers license can note on their card upon renewal if they wish to be a donor.

    There is somethng to be said about a bad person who gives up their organs for science. It's said that part of the dna or demeanor of the person who gives up the organ actually goes with their body part and that the accepter of the organ then takes on a part of their demeanor. So it's important to check "why" the person died and what the person's life was like prior to accepting any life giving or extending donation.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    i can understand where that seems to make sense. But you must remember that even after death a person's rights are still guaranteed by the constitution as well as the laws of the geniva convention. Plus you must remember that many people in prision blame others for getting into prison or don't care about those who aren't, So why would they try and save them?

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Actually even though this does seem harsh I totally agree with you... As long as they are tested for diseases first. The only thing that people would disagree about is.... Who would want a liver, kidney, or a heart from a rapist or murderer?

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