[quote="Elisabethelisa, post:19, topic:303125"]
Sorry but I don't understand. You don't need to kill to give your kidney for instance. For sure there are certain "things" that can only be taken when people are dead but otherwise. Nowhere in the world it is allowed to kill someone to takes her or his organs.
Unfortunately this does not seem to be accurate in all cases. Even in the US there is pressure placed on families of those on life support, etc. to stop medical care (including hydration and nutrition, which is NOT okay) so that a person's organs may be harvested (or even just to free up a bed!) I'm on my phone so I can't look this up easily, but there was also a recent news story about a DNR (do not resuscitate) being filed in a patient's chart - I believe a child's - without notification or consent of the parents.
This doesn't even get into the moral and ethical issues surrounding how and when a person is actually declared to be dead! But other posters here are more knowledgeable about that.
(Think about it this way. Oral contraceptives work in two ways: by suppressing ovulation, and by making the uterus inhospitable to an embryo in case of breakthrough ovulation and then fertilization. So the embryo dies - a very early abortion. But medical literature by the manufacturers of these drugs get around admitting that their drugs could cause abortion by defining pregnancy as beginning at implantation rather than fertilization. So they claim their drugs "can't" kill babies - but that's actually part of how they're designed to work. So if you simply change the definition of dead, and then harvest a person's vital organs, you've just killed a person to get his organs.)