Organ transplant: Not for the Faint of Heart.
On NPR I caught a bit of an interview with a couple of people about organ transplants and just exactly what it means to be DEAD.
On my driver's license, I've indicated that I'm an organ donor, and I don't expect I'll change that, but, I tell you, I don't feel quite as comfortable with the thought as I did before.
And, given the current Hot Topic about abortion, I think it ties in pretty well. Fact is, these people, whose organs are being "harvested" are, in fact, in "some" sense, much more alive than the fetus that many of us have few qualms about aborting.
I warn you, if you're like me, reading these links might be a little uncomfortable for you.
I won't even post any parts of the story here so you can decide to turn away now if you're squeamish about this sort of thing.
Not for the faint of heart.