Comment by 2018 candidate Cris Ericson on ibrattleboro.com Oct. 26, 2017

http://www.ibrattleboro.com/sections/oped/presumed-consent-not-informed-consent-and-vt-state-legislature-should-be-ashamed-thems#comment-17342

COMMENT BY 2018 POLITICAL CANDIDATE CRIS ERICSON on ibrattleboro.com

The doctor who is promoting the bill (presumed consent of organ donation) could profit from it!
I looked up the state representative, George W. Till,
who is promoting the bill, and he is a medical doctor raised in Pittsburgh, PA, and he could profit enormously if “presumed consent” ever became the law.
Did this medical doctor,George W. Till,
come to Vermont to take advantage of us, to use us, to profit from us? Think about it, he’s a medical doctor with all kinds of connections, and if “Presumed Consent” became the law in Vermont, then he could start a new organ bank and a new organ transplant facility, and we would be the hamburger in his processing plant. Free hamburger! Our bodies would belong to the State of Vermont who would “donate” them to George W. Till because he could charge huge “surgery” and “body storage” etc. fees to customers who would come from around the world to Vermont. And what would be the motive of the State of Vermont to give him our bodies? Taxes! They could charge taxes on the fees for storing the “donated” organs etc. And what else? Campaign
contributions! Any other State Representative or State Senator who votes for Dr. George W. Till M.D.’s proposed bill might get huge campaign donations from him because he will become one of the richest men in the world selling his services as a surgeon, repeatedly seriously and willfully and intentionally profiting from our “donated” organs!
Good Lord! Is there a federal law this guy can be charged in criminal conspiracy with, along with others in the medical profession for cannabilism and contract fraud because it is clearly contract fraud when there is no meeting of the minds, when you are taking personal property without informed consent. (Now I will go look up all the federal criminal laws I think this doctor is conspiring to violate.) As I discussed somewhat with H.Brooke Paige, who has a lawsuit regarding new school laws, I see this also as an issue of freedom of choice and freedom of religion.
Think about it, some people do believe in Heaven and Purgatory, and if part of your body is alive in someone else, you can’t completely die, your soul is torn in two, and you live in purgatory until the organ transplant recipient dies, but, if the organ transplant recipient dies, for example, in a car accident, and the organ is still perfectly good, it could be transplanted to a second person; and then your sould, torn in two still, remains in purgatory.
Presumed Consent
http://legislature.vermont.gov/bill/status/2018/H.106
http://legislature.vermont.gov/assets/Documents/2018/Docs/BILLS/H-0106/H… H.106
An act relating to presumed consent for organ donation
Rep. George W. Till
House Committee on Human Services
1/24/2017 – Read First Time and Referred to the Committee on Human Services Sponsor(s)
Rep. George W. Till
Location
House Committee on Human Services
Last Recorded Action
House 1/24/2017 – Read First Time and Referred to the Committee on Human Services
BILL AS INTRODUCED H.106 2017 Page 1 of 9
VT LEG #320267 v.1
H.106
Introduced by Representative Till of Jericho
Referred to Committee on
Subject: Health; anatomical gift; organ donation; presumed consent Statement of purpose of bill as introduced: This bill proposes to presume that all adult Vermont residents consent to organ donation upon death unless an individual specifically refuses to make an anatomical gift. An act relating to presumed consent for organ donation
It is hereby enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Vermont: Sec. 1. 18 V.S.A. chapter 111 is added to read:
CHAPTER 111. ANATOMICAL GIFTS
(2) “Anatomical gift” means a donation of one or more
parts of a human body
to take effect after the donor’s death
for the purpose of transplantation,
therapy, research, or education.
. . . (8) “Refusal” means a record created under section 5254 of this title that expressly states an intent to bar other persons from making an anatomical gift of an individual’s body parts.
. . . § 5252. PRESUMED CONSENT 15
All Vermont residents 18 years of age or older shall be presumed to consent to making an anatomical gift of some or all of their organs, eyes, tissues, or a combination thereof upon their death
for the purpose of transplantation, therapy, research, or education. . . . Sec. 2. 23 V.S.A. § 618a is amended to read:
§ 618a. ANATOMICAL GIFT ACT; DONOR REFUSAL; FORM
The At the time of application for a new or renewal operator’s license, the Commissioner shall provide a form which, upon the licensee’s execution of the form,
shall serve as a document of refusal to make an anatomical gift under 18 V.S.A. chapter 110 § 5254. An indicator shall be placed on the license of any person who has executed an anatomical gift refusal form in accordance with this section.
Sec. 3. REPEAL
18 V.S.A. chapter 110 (Revised Uniform Anatomical Gift Act) is repealed. Sec. 4. EFFECTIVE DATE
This act shall take effect on January 1, 2018.

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