I’m shocked at the faux civil liberties and casting the state as some bogie man who wants to steal your organs to satisfy its nefarious lust for your blood.
This is about taking the organs of an already dead person and giving those organs to a living person who will die without it.
It’s a myth to think that carrying a donor card allows you to donate you organs but not caring one means they won’t be donated. Every single suitable patient that could donate organs is put up as a candidate already. What happenes is that the family are asked what were the wishes of the patient and permission is sought from the family. It’s a difficult time to ask so the function of a donor card is to have that conversation earlier to make the decision easier for the family at the time.
This measure of opt in changes absolutely nothing about that. It is not proposing to strip away the rights of anyone but it is trying to make the conversation with the family easier as it is presumed that every has effectively got a donor card.
To suggest otherwise and put up comparisons with state sponsored murder of political prisoners or marital rape is disingenuous at best and at worst it risks a dying person not getting a heart, kidney or liver that will save their life.
I do hope we have an opt out system, then anyone who doesn’t want their organs donated can let their NOK know and that’s that.