Source: Le Figaro, April 14
Members of the French National Assembly will vote today on a controversial legal amendment that would allow organ donation without prior consent of the deceased or their next of kin.
That’s completely irresponsible, physician and UMP member of parliament Bernard Debré objects:
“This is nothing more and nothing less than the nationalization of the corpse. This brutal legislation fundamentally changes the philosophy of organ donations. Can you imagine a surgeon removing the kidneys, heart, lungs or cornea of a young man against his family’s will? Can you imagine a doctor then ‘giving back’ the mutilated corpse? We’ve crossed the line here from an act of solidarity accepted in advance by individuals or their families to the very impounding of the human body.”