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Poor black men in Brazil could be forced to donate their organs

Poor black men in Brazil could be forced to donate their organs
Young black man escorted by Rio police officers

On February 13, newly-elected congressman Daniel Silveira put forward two bills to propose that casualties in police shootouts would automatically have their bodies harvested for organs. “The line of people waiting for donors is long, slow-moving, and often good people, fighting for their lives, die,” Mr. Silveira wrote in the caption of an Instagram post introducing the bills to voters. “Now, when a police officer neutralizes a criminal, he can say with propriety: I saved a life.”

His bills seek to frame the donations of organs, bodily tissue, and cells as...

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