Consideration of costs can reduce moral objections to human organ sales and other ‘repugnant’ transactions, says researcher

25 febrero 2015

People might abandon their moral objections to organ selling – and to other transactions in repugnant markets — when presented with information about the potential advantages of such sales, authors write. «Some people’s ideas of what’s moral and acceptable may be changed by evidence, once the costs associated with these moral positions are taken into account,» says one writer. «People may find the sale of organs less offensive after they have considered data about factors such as waiting lists, those who die while waiting for a transplant, and the savings in long-term medical care that can result from transplants.»