[LINK] SMH: 'Backlash fear sparks ID card rethink'

Robert Hart hartr at interweft.com.au
Sat Mar 17 10:00:08 AEDT 2007

Marghanita da Cruz wrote:
> Organ Donation is also explored in "We can be Heroes" at:
> <http://www.abc.net.au/tv/heroes/daniel/default.htm>
> and ofcourse there was the Kerry Packer/Helicopter Pilot relationship
> <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kerry_Packer#Failing_health>
For those with an interest in SF, Larry Niven's stories about 
'harvesting' body parts from condemned criminals sprang immediately to 
mind when I read the original post. Many of the stories feature a 
policeman ('Gil the Arm') fighting organleggers - criminals who capture, 
kill and then offer for resale body parts, but the most chilling aspect 
is the ratcheting up of crimes that warrant the death penalty so as to 
increase the available body parts.

Robert Hart                                  hartr at interweft.com.au
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