GOOD MAGAZINE: Organ Harvesting

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Good Magazine is suggesting the idea that organs could be harvested from death row inmates. Currently no plan for something like this exists within the United States. It’s a dicey issue considering strong feeling about capital punishment. Personally, I am against it. Although I know there is absolutely no way I could ever understand what it would be like to lose a loved one to murder. I have had someone in my family nearly die in an accident and that forever changed my outlook on life and the value of life. It’s been hard for me ever since to side with terminating another person’s life for any reason. To me, it highlights a flaw within our societal makeup that is not addressed by capital punishment. It cuts the weed but doesn’t pull the root.

So, what do you think? Does this sound like a good idea? Good is suggesting, so long as we have capital punishment, it might as well be used to save lives in turn even though one is lost through the saving. It sounds like a smart idea to me and I know it could help a lot of people but it is hard for me to get around my personal feelings toward capital punishment.

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