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DONATING OR SELLING ORGANS

  • OVADIA EZRA
Part of the Law and Philosophy Library book series (LAPS, volume 74)

Abstract

The idea of legalizing the buying and selling of human organs for transplantation is frequently raised in the contemporary era, mainly in theWestern world which has the financial resources for buying organs. The proponents of this idea claim that legalization could reduce the problem of the scarcity of donors and donations, leading to the saving of human life or at least, significant improvement of the quality of life of those who receive the organs. Another claim made in favor of the legalization of the trade of human organs is that it may actually assist povertystricken individuals, or individuals in debt, to ameliorate their economic distress by allowing them to sell their organs.

Keywords

Human Organ Fertilization Treatment Bodily Integrity Sperm Donation Abort Fetus 
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© Springer 2006

Authors and Affiliations

  • OVADIA EZRA
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  1. 1.Tel Aviv UniversityIsrael

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