Ones its detached from you its not part of you.If you sell or donate one of your kidneys then aren't you trading a piece of your property?
Yeah it does, look at the statistics of which countries pay more for healthcare with what results.
Last edited by Hatuey; 06-26-12 at 02:53 AM.
I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality. - MLK
The government doesn't recognize or protect the self owner's right to have a physician assisted suicide. But I would think the self owner would still have the right to commit suicide if he can do it without any external help. Like you said, "what are they gonna do, put a corpse in jail?"
Last edited by Moot; 06-26-12 at 02:59 AM.
Without the due process of law ... i.e. you could have a euthenasia process of law.
Once you remove it, its not part of you ... Its not "you," thats my point, if you sell your kidney but keep it part of you then that sale is meaningless.But your kidney is a part of you and you have the same bundle of property rights to use, transfer, exclude and immunity from expropiation over your body as you would if you owned a piece of land. Of course once you've consented to sell or donate a kidney and it is removed then you have "transfered" your right of "use" of your kidney to someone else.
As a side, "due process of law" originated from the Magna Carta....
"No free man shall be seized or imprisoned, or stripped of his rights or possessions, or outlawed or exiled, or deprived of his standing in any other way, nor will we proceed with force against him, or send others to do so, except by the lawful judgment of his equals or by the law of the land."
Oliver Cromwell once said, "I care not for the Magna Farta." lol