Colorado lawmakers are considering a presumed consent law. Anyone who gets a state-issued ID (any adult, I presume) would be presumed to have consented to be an organ donor unless he did something special on the paperwork. This is sort of like Facebook setting your default settings to something objectionable; you have to dig through and find the place to uncheck the box that says, "Oh, please, let everyone and his uncle grab my personal information whenever one of my friends plays Farmville."
Except in this case, the box you have to find to uncheck says that you've consented to be an organ donor.
I believe (but have not done enough research to be sure) that if this passes it would make Colorado the first venue in the United States to have a presumed consent law.
Now all they need is to put that together with the vulture squad pilot program from Manhattan (New York doesn't have presumed consent), and they'll be all set.
I don't know what chances the bill has to pass. Let's hope slim.
HT: Frank Beckwith