Richard Brodsky is a ghoul
ALBANY, N.Y. – A New York assemblyman whose daughter is alive because of two kidney transplants wants his state to become the first in the nation to pass laws that would presume people want to donate their organs unless they specifically say otherwise.
Assemblyman Richard Brodsky believes the “presumed consent” measures would help combat a rising demand for healthy organs by patients forced to wait a year or more for transplants. Twenty-four European countries already have such laws in place, he said.
If he succeeds, distraught families would no longer be able to override their loved ones’ decisions to donate upon their death. And eventually, hospitals would be able to assume the deceased consented to have his or her organs harvested, unless the person refused in writing.
“People’s survival should not rest on acts of God alone,” said the elder Brodsky, a Westchester County Democrat.</em>
Evidently, this over-reaching pol thinks peoples survival should rest on the state. Typical.