Monday, March 16, 2009
Presumed Consent Again
This blog takes a view on the proposition that the law should presume that everyone consents to their organs being transplanted when they die, unless they have specifically stated otherwise. The current position is that organs are taken only from those who have made clear that they do consent to this happening. I have never been convinced that the law should be changed. I accept that this is a matter of conscience, and I do not criticise those who hold a different opinion to me. ConservativeHome has reproduced extracts of a speech made yesterday by Conservative MP, Stephen O'Brien, Shadow Health Minister which I would have been proud to have made myself. It outlines why I am not convinced. Please read it before you add your disagreement with my opinion in comments.