The British Government is thinking about implementing an 'opt out' policy on the donation of body parts. The presumption will be that everyone with suitable body parts has consented to having them used post mortem unless they have explicitly removed their consent. This seems, on the face of it, a good idea, particularly if it delivers more organs for transplant. But not everyone is happy. Mick Hume has some critical points to make (particularly in relation to recent political history) in his article in Spiked.
Listen to a discussion on this topic on BBC Radio 4's The Moral Maze (only available until Tuesday 22nd Jan.)