Controversial organ donation proposal rejected

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Lesson Title

Controversial organ donation proposal rejected

 E-Newscast Video Link

http://disabilityrightsgalaxy.com/?p=17609

Video Length

Two minutes and one second

Grade Level

High School & Above

Summary

A proposal that would have allowed doctors to discuss organ donation with the families of patients with disabilities before they reached a decision to cease life support was rejected recently.  The rejection of this proposal is a victory for some disability advocacy groups, who were not supportive of the proposal, and are glad to see it go.

Review Questions

Why were disability advocates against the proposal?

How many years has Not Dead Yet spent campaigning against the proposal? What was their stance against the proposal based on?

Free writing “Journal” Prompt

How could the discussion of organ donation possibly influence a family’s decision to remove life-support?

What about this report do you have questions about, or want to know more about?