September 22, 2010For a person gravely ill and on an organ transplant list, word of a donated organ brings joy and relief. But what of the donor? His life is of equal value. Are all procedures on his behalf ethical? Can anything be done to alleviate the need for organ transplants? Medical breakthroughs may be making this possible. Debating the wisdom of organ transplantation has finally become a matter of public discussion. The fact that it has taken forty years to get to this point is disturbing. The delay is, if nothing else, a testimony to the slithery nature of views propounded by organ donation proponents. But we are finally having honest discussion in the public square.