Organ Donation - Elizabeth Katzki Organ Donation Against Organ donation is generally viewed as a positive contribution to society because it is

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Elizabeth Katzki Organ Donation: Against Organ donation is generally viewed as a positive contribution to society because it is thought to save lives. Though this view is widespread, and there are various organizations dedicated to this cause, this is not the sole perspective. There are many reasons, both from a religious and nonreligious point of view, that give validity to the opposing position. Life is a G-d given attribute, and it is not the beholders possession. This is the most known religious view against organ donation, which is included among many others. Rabbi Saul Israeli brings up the issue of payment, which is very relevant today because there is a growing black market, selling organs for a profit. Deriving benefit from a dead body (Assur Hana’ah) is illegal, and in this black market it takes place in the form of deriving profit from the organ. Taking an organ from a dead body is also desecration of the dead (Nivul Hamet), which violates Jewish law as well. Various laws
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This essay was uploaded on 04/11/2008 for the course ENGLISH 101 taught by Professor Frandina during the Spring '08 term at Johns Hopkins.

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Organ Donation - Elizabeth Katzki Organ Donation Against Organ donation is generally viewed as a positive contribution to society because it is

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