I am the third speaker for the preposition and I am going to touch on why organ trading is necessary.
Like every nation in the world, APART, from Iran, Singapore law forbids the buying or selling of human body parts. But with an acute shortage of donated kidneys and hundreds of ill people stuck on waiting lists, that could change and people will soon find that organ trading is necessary.
So what’s wrong with organ trading. There is a willing seller and a willing buyer. It is able to achieve the greatest amount of happiness for the greatest number of people as compared to not having organ trading, where there will be thousands who wait in desperation for that life-saving organ transplant that would never materialize due to the prohibition of organ trading.
Let’s take organ trading as an analogy of busking. At the end of their performance, most of them will just give them a round of applause. This is similar to our concept of organ trading. Those who really appreciate the performance will donate some money, whereas for organ trading, they are willing to pay a sum of money for the kidney.
During a recent parliamentary hearing on 2 organ-selling cases, including the one allegedly involving Mr Tang, the chairman of Tangs, Singapore’s previous health minister Khaw Boon Wan said the city-state should consider legalizing the payment of kidney donors. He said, “We should not reject any idea just because it is radical or controversial. We may be able to find an acceptable way to allow a meaningful compensation for some living, unrelated kidney donors without breaching ethical principles or hurting the sensitivities of others.”
One similar story would be that of Patricia Abdullah, 53, of Sherman Oaks, California, who donated her kidney to Mike Jones 41, of Los Angeles. Patricia Abdullah is a White Muslim while Mike Jones is a Black Christian. She believed in the concept that “we are all one people. There is no Black or White, no Christian, Muslim or Jew , and no...