Re: Opt-out system for organ donation
Other than religion, I can't think of a single coherent argument why anyone would be worried about their organs after their death.
Now there are a lot of people who agree with donating (the majority, in fact) but who never get round to actually doing anything about.
The minority who don't agree with donating also tend to be most vocal in their opinion, and as such are more likely to throw their newspaper to their feet, get up in a huff and bally well go and opt out of the scheme immediately.
So in actual fact, the vast majority, under the new scheme, get exactly what they want.
And most importantly of all, if you or your partner, parent, or child, are ever in a car wreck or suchlike, and desperately need a transplant, there'll be more chance of the victim actually getting one, and not being left helplessly to die.
I think that's worth at least considering