July 23, 2014

Human Trafficking Enters A New Marketplace: Organ Harvesting

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This is unadulterated evil, a new slavery where the strong prey on the weak. Source: Acton Institute Power Blog |Elise Hilton There have been whispers of it before, but now it has been confirmed: trafficking humans in order to harvest organs. The Telegraph is reporting that an underage Somali girl was smuggled into Britain with the intent of harvesting her organs for those desperately waiting for transplants. Child protection charities warned last night that criminal gangs were attempting to exploit the demand for organ transplants in Britain. Bharti Patel, the chief executive of Ecpat UK, the child protection charity, said: “Traffickers are exploiting the demand for organs and the vulnerability of children. It’s unlikely that a trafficker is going to take this risk and bring just one child into the UK. It is likely there was a group.” According to the World Health Organisation as many as 7,000 kidneys are illegally obtained by traffickers each year around the … [Read more...]