Fall 2006: Legalization of Organ Selling


In order to be a moral/just society, The United States should permit the sale of human organs, so as to allow monetary compensation for cadaver organs as well as organs from the living (such as kidneys) which do not unduly jeopardize the donor’s health.

Class information

Fifty students participated in the first year of Moral Forum.  You can view the course details, reading list, and more by downloading the Fall 2006 course syllabus.

Tournament details

The second Annual Moral Forum final tournament was held on October 16, 2006 at 7 p.m. in the Ferguson Theater.

Scholarship awards totaling $15,000 were presented at the event.  Student winners included:

Champions: Laura Dover & Elizabeth Jones; awarded $4,000 each

Finalists: Jame Robinson & Chris Ryan; awarded $2,000 each

Semifinalists: Alex Flachsbart, Robert L. Harris, III, David Lindsey, & Will Schildknecht; awarded $1,000 each

Outstanding Individual Debater: David Lindsey; awarded $500

Best Written Essay: Jane Robinson; awarded $500

Judges for the Final Tournament included U. S. Congressman Artur Davis, who represents the 7th Congressional District of Alabama, The Honorable Sharon L. Blackburn, United States District Judge for the Northern District of Alabama, and Dr. Judy Bonner, who serves as Executive Vice President and Provost of The University of Alabama.