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Unformatted text preview: Ethics Paper Every country has its culture, morals, and laws. There are no internationally acceptable standards of morality or what humans consider right or wrong. The harvesting and selling of human body organs in the United States is immoral, viewed as a crime, and illegal. Other countries such as Mozambique do not look at the selling of human body parts as a wrong action. As Africa’s poorest country, the population’s average life expectancy is 45 years. By selling their organs, these people will have money that would enable them to improve their life standards, get treated from serious diseases, and live a healthier lifestyle. This would extend their life period, and outweigh the side effects caused by their surgery while saving other lives. These people have the right to take actions regarding their bodies, and if it does not violate their culture’s ethics, it should be respected by other cultures. Another country that was involved in human organs and body parts sales is China. A portion of executed Chinese prisoners provided body organs to others as a way of paying back to the society for their crimes, and to give back the respect and...
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This note was uploaded on 05/26/2011 for the course OB 354 taught by Professor Callahan during the Winter '11 term at University of Michigan-Dearborn.
- Winter '11