How I see it, if the person has already committed suicide, it is not immoral to use their organs for transplant if they are an organ donor. However encouraging suicide for organ donation or claiming it is noble is where the evil is. There is clear line here.
Same with the embryonic stem cells. It is not immoral to use the embryos that have already died for research as Bush did permit but the evil lies in producing or killing more healthy embryos that very well could become a human being for more research.
Basically it is not immoral to use the embryos already preserved and dead because what good would come out of disposing of them? At least some good could come out of it. However the immorality is the fact that they continue to kill embryos. It’s one thing to stop killing embryos for good and find more moral methods of research and use the remaining dead embryos and another to continue killing embryos. As with the earlier argument, it’s one thing to use the organs of a suicide victim ( assuming the victim wasn’t encouraged or assisted for the sole purpose or organ donation ) and another to promote and encourage suicide for organ donation. The ends don’t justify the means. But it is not immoral to make good use or create good through organ donation out of a death that in no way was influenced by organ donation. Get my drift?
At least that is how I see it, I’m open for remarks of course so I can think of it from others opinions.
BTW I did just come from seeing the movie " Seven Pounds " and must admit I almost did cry ( I’m 20 and male = not common ). I don’t think it promotes suicide for a greater good at all. I can see how one can get that message but I don’t think that was the sole message of the movie. I got the message of pure altruism and selfless acts as a form of repentance and antonment for his guilt. I’ll try not to spoil the end but the message I got out of the movie was nothing short of pure selfless love for others especially the one he fell in love with. Could any of you do the same thing for your loved one if there was no other way and you felt it was right?
If he was simply doing those things and never visited or cared to call or check up on the people he helped, then yes that would not be true selfless love. However to me it seemed like he cared for and loved the ones he got close too although much more than himself which was sad.
However the immoral part was that God also expects us to love ourselves just as much as others where as he didn’t love himself at all which was evident in the movie.