Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Brain Death: Too Convenient a Concept?

Drake was invited to debate prominent bioethicist Peter Singer at a private school in Chicago in 2004. In his speech, Singer said that the brain death criteria did not exist in medical literature until its invention by a group of bioethicists who used it to "sell brain death" to the public.

Singer said that in the last 30 years nations have all amended the definition of death to include brain death, not because of any medical breakthrough or scientific discovery, but as a result of changes in ethics policies and advances in transplant medicine.
New Jersey Looking to Harvest More Organs by Easing "Brain Death" Criteria

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