Read â€œLegalizing the Organ Trade?â€ by Ritter, located on the Time website (copy and paste the link into the URL).
As noted in Peter Ritterâ€™s (2008), â€œLegalizing the Organ Trade?â€, Singaporeâ€™s health minister, Khaw Boon Wan, argued that, â€œWe 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 othersâ€ (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?