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Should Death Row Inmates Be Required To Donate Their Organs Upon Their Death?
Death row inmates should be required to donate their organs upon their death.
Death row inmates will just die anyway so there is no reason to waste their organs.
The mere fact that they are on death row means that their human right to live will already be violated. Thus, it means that their right to their body upon their deaths can be forfeit as well.
There is no reason to respect a death row inmate's wishes as they have violated other people's rights.
In a utilitarian perspective, even if one claims that an inmate's autonomy is violated, harvesting their organs upon their death will benefit more people and that outweighs the negative effect.
Executions often make organs unusable. They would have to be harvested prior to execution.
Besides the ethics behind it - knowing they are FORCED to give up their organs, they may try and find a way to mess them up.
Knowing that death row inmates will have their organs donated may encourage more rulings by judges in favour of the death penalty.
Organ trafficking has the same concept as in human trafficking because humans and their parts are treated as commodities, which is immoral.
Inmates should at least be given the autonomy by having them consent to their organs being harvested, and should not be forced.
People are still subject to a humane death only and any additional punishment such as organ harvesting is unethical.
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