From the New Jersey bust thread:
"Those arrested included Levy Izhak Rosenbaum of Brooklyn, who was charged with conspiring to arrange the sale of an Israeli citizen's kidney for $160,000 for a transplant for the informant's fictitious uncle. Rosenbaum was quoted as saying he had been arranging the sale of kidneys for 10 years."
This got me to thinking. Why is it illegal for an adult of sound mind to sell one of his kidneys? He needs the money but can do without one of his kidneys; someone else has plenty of money, but will die or be condemned to a life of dialysis without the kidney. It's a win-win situation and no one has been harmed.
So why is it illegal? Because people shouldn't be able to circumvent the system to get first in line because they have money? People with money get preferential healthcare treatment every day. Because people shouldn't be selling their body parts? People have sold their blood for years.
I'm not on a crusade here, I'm just wondering.