Anencephalic Babies Are Now "Wanted"—For Their Organs

Every so often, a proposal is run up the proverbial flagpole that is so outrageous that one is dumbfounded that such an idea could seriously be suggested. A recent proposal out of the UK is one such idea, leaving the reader—to use a term familiar to Brits—"gobsmacked."

The context is the perennial shortage of donor organs, particularly for children. Over 7,000 adults and children are on waiting lists for organs in the UK,1 while in...


is the Executive Director of The Center for Bioethics & Human Dignity in Deerfield, Illinois.

This article originally appeared in Salvo, Issue #37, Summer 2016 Copyright © 2019 Salvo |