ENG 106 WK 2 Dq1-Legalizing the Organ Trade Solved

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Read “Legalizing the Organ Trade?” by Ritter, located on the Time website (copy and paste the link into
the URL).
http://content.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,1833858,00.html
As noted in Peter Ritter’s (2008), “Legalizing the Organ Trade?”, Singapore’s health minister, Khaw Boon
Wan, argued that, “We may be able to find an acceptable way to allow a meaningful compensation for
some living, unrelated kidney donors, without breaching ethical principles or hurting the sensitivities of
others” (para. 2). In the definition essay assignment, you are asked to select a term, define the term,
and offer evidence to support your definition of the term.
In this case, imagine you have selected the term meaningful compensation to define. You might ask
yourself: What constitutes meaningful compensation for an organ donor, especially if the donor is poor
and the recipient is wealthy? What examples of human organ sales can I find that match or do not
match your definition of meaningful compensation? What other terms related to organ sales and
donation would be suitable for an argument of definition?