December 08, 2003

Selling organs

A test case for one's willingness to place their faith in the market:

Prosecutors in Durban have arraigned a South African man on charges of selling human body parts in a trans-Atlantic organ peddling scheme. . .

According to the police in Brazil, the ring canvassed poor neighborhoods for people willing to sell one of their kidneys. Those who agreed were flown to South Africa, where the transplants were performed.

Free choice, exploitation, or some mixture of both?

Posted by Carey at December 8, 2003 10:07 AM