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Gimmy a kidney or else- questioning the sanctity of life

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GrayWolfShadow Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Student General Artist
So the abortion thread has me thinking....

If I am going to die, and need a kidney asap, and the only person who could get me it in time is my mother, is she allowed by the law to refuse? Please try your best to see through the feelings evoked by a mother letting her child die, and look to the legality of forcing a personally harmful surgery to save a different person. It doesn't even have to be my mom and I, in fact lets have it be a stranger, who doesn't know me at all, but now is having this obligation thrust upon them. Maybe I even need the kidney because she hit me with her car! By law, should she be forced to have surgery, and live the rest of her life without that kidney? Can a police officer shove her into the operating room? Is that legal, is that right. Whatever the individual case may be, should she be forced to endure the donation against her will because it's the only way to save my life?

Can we give a person total control over another person's body (including the ability to harm it) for any reason? Can one person be forced to endure a lesser form of harm if it saves someone else's' life. Not is it the decent thing to do, not would you be willing to do it, but should it be law, should it be required. Thoughts? Objections? Obvious flaws in my analogy that i overlooked?

You see I was under the impression that the argument about abortion was if an unborn-human deserves the same moral consideration as a born human, but i have since become aware that even with equal moral considerations there are still issues. So why don't we all just help fund artificial womb technology and be done with it!
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JericaWinters Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012
Wow, lots of responses, :la: I'm glad I was adopted--and born with two functioning kidneys.
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sticks84 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Reguardless if you have someone give you a kidney weither it be family or not it all depends on blood types with rejection and recovery.
My 3 sisters all had a 80 to 90% chance of their kidneys working for my body, but my dad was the only 100% blood match. And I can say 10 years after I've never been healthier. Plus giving is the ultimate sacrifice, the donor will and can suffer worse after the surgery. It really hits you when you realize your own family would shorten their lives just for you to go living.
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GrayWolfShadow Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Student General Artist
You didn't adress the concept behind the analogy at all...
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sticks84 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
yeah I realize that now... Sometimes my brain just starts going without follow threw
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GrayWolfShadow Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Student General Artist
it happens to the best of us xD
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sticks84 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
But yeah, I see where you are coming from with this. It can fall into other categorizes of priority over life. Say if you were in a car wreck and became a vegetable, in your will you state that you want to try and be revive and not pull the plug, but say after so long long that decision is on your family and they just want to pull the plug because they are forced to look at you everyday and pay a growing bill. You can't do anything. Is it better to let you slip away slowly into a existence that we know nothing of or let your body lye in a bed and slow become more and more decrepit over time.
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GrayWolfShadow Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Student General Artist
well even more then that it's about if people have a fundamental right over their own body. If that coma patient would be saved by some brain surgery but had in his will specifically no surgery under any circumstance, then you can't do it. If someone will die unless you give them a kidney you cannot be forced to do it. If you don't want to be a host to a foreign body then you should have the right to remove it.
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TheSpiderFromMars Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I don't think it's right to force a person to do a specific thing with his/her body, in this case donating a kidney. I met a doctor recently that brought up the topic of brain surgery regarding my epilepsy, and that really creeped me out, and it would be horrible if they forced me into doing it against my will, even though it means I might get better.
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Saeter Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
This is what you are trying to get at I think: [link]
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GrayWolfShadow Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Student General Artist
well not exactly, the truth is kidney transplants aren't an incredibly dangerous procedure, the idea im trying to get as is undesired body invasion for personal gain doesn't sit well with me, even when that invasion saves a life, your body is your domain.
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