Our bodies will belong to state
10:53am Friday 10th August 2012 in Letters
I ATTENDED a public meeting at Cardiff City Hall on August 6, to discuss the Welsh government’s draft legislation concerning human organ donation – what is called a ‘soft opt-out system’, where a person’s consent to donation will be deemed to have been given unless they object during their lifetime.
In simple lay terms, if the Bill is successful and, clearly the Welsh government is determined that it will be, our bodies will become the property of the state.
What this Bill is relying on is the large section of the general public who won’t be engaged enough to take the time to either opt in or out.
Beware, the general public, of what is going on in your name, while you sit cosily watching the Olympics.
Paul Botto, Splott Road, Cardiff
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