A friend posted my article on organ trafficking in the Philippines on Facebook and it generated some good comments from people. What came out was a discussion on poverty which was pointed as the main reason for some Filipinos to sell body parts to strangers.
But is alleviating poverty the solution to this problem? Would it guarantee a stop to organ trafficking? Poverty is just one component of this issue and I believe the real solution to this problem is not found through livelihood or any legislative reform alone. Its through spiritual renewal that we can see real and long-lasting solution to this problem. Ultimately, if all Filipinos know how to make strong moral choices and believe their bodies are sacred and made by God, then no amount of money should ever be enough to buy or sell a part of the image of God.