Read “Legalizing the Organ Trade?” by Ritter, located on the Time website.
As noted in Peter Ritter’s (2008) “Legalizing the Organ Trade?”, Singapore’s health minister, Khaw Boon Wan, argued that “We may be able to find an acceptable way to allow a meaningful compensation for some living, unrelated kidney donors, without breaching ethical principles or hurting the sensitivities of others” (Ritter, 2008). You might ask yourself: What constitutes “meaningful compensation” for an organ donor, especially if the donor is poor and the recipient is wealthy? What examples of human organ sales can you find that match or do not match your definition of “meaningful compensation”?
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