Originally Posted by doggin94it
Because a market for donated organs would ensure that only those with money receive transplants
Except by definition, an organ one wishes to sell (while alive) is not donated in the first place. It's "in use" by that individual.
An organ that is owned by a decedents family is an asset of that family, like any other posession. Unless you are of the view that your dead body is owned by the public at-large, and should be confiscated at their desire and over your families wishes.
Nothing would prohibit continued donations as they exist today if a market existed. There would just be a motivation to sell instead of donate.
Still, this gets far afield of my intention with this thread, which is a specific comparison of the basic rights of the individual that permits abortion (and sex for money if it's videotaped), but bars sex for money if there are no recording devices.