Organ sales are brisk with organs taken from executed prisoners in China. And with executions on the rise, officials say there is a surplus. China leads the world in prison executions. And some would add, human rights violations.
Qin Gang, Foreign ministry spokesman stated, “It is complete fabrication ….to say that China forcibly takes organs from people given the death penalty for the purpose of transplanting them.” Others say it is the prisoners “present to society”.
- Jennifer Lahl, MA, BSN, RN, is founder and president of The Center for Bioethics and Culture Network. Lahl couples her 25 years of experience as a pediatric critical care nurse, a hospital administrator, and a senior-level nursing manager with a deep passion to speak for those who have no voice. Lahl’s writings have appeared in various publications including Cambridge University Press, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Dallas Morning News, and the American Journal of Bioethics. As a field expert, she is routinely interviewed on radio and television including ABC, CBS, PBS, and NPR. She is also called upon to speak alongside lawmakers and members of the scientific community, even being invited to speak to members of the European Parliament in Brussels to address issues of egg trafficking; she has three times addressed the United Nations during the Commission on the Status of Women on egg and womb trafficking.