(Original post by sellasi6290)
ok let me set this right
I DON'T CARE IF THE UK BRINGS THIS ABOUT BECAUSE IF THEY DO I WILL OPT OUT BECAUSE I WANT TO BE BURIED WITH MY ORGANS, AND NO ONE IS GOING TO MAKE ME FEEL BAD ABOUT THIS BECAUSE IT'S MY RIGHTS!
HOOOWEVER FOR THIS DEBATE I HVE TO CARE SOOO DOEES ANNYYYONE HAVE ANY MORE AGAINST PLEAAASE??
You could bring in points along the lines of the fact that donating your organs should be something which you personally decide to do because you believe it is right and your duty, which is most ethical, and it shouldn't be something which people are being opted for in the first place and being forced to choose to opt out.
It can also be an emotional thing for people; they may not want to give their organs away, but may know someone who died on the waiting list and so feel guilted into not opting out. And so forcibly having to give away their organs. Where as if they weren't on the list in the first place, they wouldn't feel such a degree of pressure.
There's also the fact that some people may not feel comfortable giving away their organs, but they may feel like they're being unjust by actively opting out- so they don't, and end up staying on the donor list when it's not something they ever wanted to happen or would have personally chosen otherwise.
With a Christian view (since this is for your ethics class): Organs are also very personal and a part of you which God gave you, and making organ doning compulsory gives your body and it's 'contents' less worth, and gives out the message that it is expected of you by society. It's not our bodies to tamper with; they are a gift from God and it shouldn't be expected of us that we should take control of our bodies when they're not rightfully ours to tamper with. And it does state in the Bible that our bodies are merely "temples" of God's; he 'owns' them, so it shouldn't be our decision. (By the way if any Christian is going to start arguing with this and say that organ donatin is agape love etc, I'm just trying to help out and this is just another point that can be said; like every point it can be aruged against to a degree, I realise this, so don't bother)