Oh dear, this story has raised its head again.
Sometime ago I wrote about Nanny's plans to harvest the organs from dead people without their explicit consent.
I see that our beloved, unelected Prime Minister has waded into this "debate" and come out in favour of automatic harvesting of organs unless there is an explicit written opt out from the corpse or the corpses' family.
Here's why Nanny is wrong on this:
1 The state does not own our bodies, we do. It is up to us to decide what we do with our bodies.
2 The butcher's profession will be sorely tempted to call death early, if it sees a chance to harvest fresh organs
3 I don't believe in God, but some do; their religious views, as to what happens to their corpse, need to be taken into account in a civilised tolerant society.
4 Any attempt by the state, or butchers' profession, to take organs without prior express consent is theft.
The state does not own our bodies, we do!