View Full Version : Connecticut Kennedy Thinks State Should Own Your Organs

03-13-2017, 01:36 PM
Connecticut State Sen. Ted Kennedy Jr. (D-Branford) — son of former U.S. Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-Mass.) — wants to give state government control over what happens to citizens’ organs after they die.

Kennedy recently introduced SB 750, which would automatically enroll Connecticut’s citizens in the organ donation program.

“It’s a bill that would seem to indicate that the state owns your body unless you say otherwise.”

“If people want to donate their organs after death, I have no problem with that at all, but it should not be coercive in any way,” state Sen. Len Suzio (R-Meriden) told the local Connecticut newspaper The Record-Journal

As is the case in most states, citizens currently must choose to opt into the organ donor program. Were SB 750 to pass, however, the state would automatically assume a citizen’s consent and could harvest his organs after death, unless he went through the proactive process of opting out of the program beforehand.

“It’s a bill that would seem to indicate that the state owns your body unless you say otherwise,” said state Sen. Joe Markley (R-Southington)

Exactly what you would expect from the spawn of feces that walked upright.


03-13-2017, 01:58 PM

03-13-2017, 02:09 PM
One of my friend's dad died of kidney failure while he was waiting for a donor. It was very sad, he was relatively young (70). It's still wrong to take the choice away from potential donors. We all can register in MI on our driver's licenses, plus through a registry.

There does need to be more awareness of donor registries so that people can voluntarily register.