Question over Legal Rights to Change Organ Donation Laws; WELSH GOVERNMENT MAY NOT HAVE POWERS, CLAIMS EXPERT
Byline: MARTIN SHIPTON
ONE of Britain's leading constitutional experts has raised serious questions about whether the Welsh Government has the legal power to change the system of organ donation in Wales. Earlier this week a White Paper was published in which the Government set out its plan that could see everyone become a potential organ donor unless they specifically opted out. Currently people have to opt in.
Campaigners for the change argue it would greatly improve the life chances of patients with failing organs. But doubts about the morality of a system under which the state would exercise its right to remove organs without positive approval have been expressed …
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Publication information: Article title: Question over Legal Rights to Change Organ Donation Laws; WELSH GOVERNMENT MAY NOT HAVE POWERS, CLAIMS EXPERT. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: Western Mail (Cardiff, Wales). Publication date: November 12, 2011. Page number: 4. © 2009 MGN Ltd. COPYRIGHT 2011 Gale Group.
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