Forced Organ Extraction Loophole: Children

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New York Times Best Selling author Jodi Picoult’s most popular novel, My Sister’s Keeper, tells the story of a child who was conceived in order to harvest her blood and tissue for her older sister who suffers from leukemia. At 13 years old, she sues her parents for medical emancipation when they want her to undergo major surgery to donate a kidney. This popular novel points out a form of compelled organ donation that has some questionable moral and legal foundations.

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Published In: Civil Rights Updates, Conflict of Laws Updates, Family Law Updates, Health Updates

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