Conservatives are holding up the confirmation for Cass Sumstien for the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs.
One of their main lines of attack is that Sunstein supported taking people’s organs "against their will."
U.S. law assumes citizens opt-out of organ donation unless they specifically select it on their driver’s license, living will, or other legal documentation. In his 2008 book "Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness," Sunstein argues that changing to policy of "presumed consent" — assuming everyone is a donor unless they "easily register" not to be — would "save many lives while also preserving freedom."
His support for animal rights has also inflamed some conservatives. Sunstein has spoken in favor of allowing people to sue on behalf of animals in animal cruelty cases. And in a 2007 speech at Harvard, he advocated restricting animal testing, banning hunting and encouraging the public to eat less meat.
Those ideas have inflamed the hunting, fishing and agricultural lobbies and caused at least two Republicans to hold up his nomination, which has yet to be confirmed.
Talk about Organ Harvesting! What about contacting next of kin in case of death and donation of organs?
Now about another subject Sunstien brought up about hunting. Sarah Palin grew up to eating moose her father hunted. They did not live near a store or have "Fresh N Easy" around the corner. Even the Intuit (Eskimo) have to hunt to sustain their existence.