Reading Notes September 28th

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Carter Whittington Jordan Radke Soci 415 28 September 2011 Reading Notes 9/28 The New York Times article focuses on the illegal kidney transplant market. The basic gist of it is to make a case for legalization of the operation due to its relative simplicity and success rate when performed correctly. Most kidney transplants are done under the table with little or no concern for the donor and because they are done in foreign countries, care is not what it should be. The author shows a proposed plan for legalization that would help many people and he also gives reasons why it should be legalized. The end of the article focuses on Iraq and the success rate the country is having with kidney transplants, even though it is illegal, and it also points out the care and compensation given to the seller. The Scheper-Hughes article focuses on the buying and selling of kidneys to transplant tourists. What makes this practice, in most eyes, so inhumane is that the organs are taken out of executed prisoners without their consent and then sold. The author also points out that most of
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