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The Red Market

July 12, 2011 permalink

Scholar and author Scott Carney has researched the trade in human body parts and children. In Chennai India children were kidnapped and supplied to overseas adoption agencies, where they were eventually adopted by Christians thinking they were saving orphans. Carney's suggestion for stopping the rackets: open all adoption records, not just to interested parties, but to anyone. Extending this idea to all family court actions would allow any journalist or scholar to ascertain the degree of abuse in child protection cases. Then there would be no need for ombudsman oversight.

Scott Carney's book is titled The Red Market: On the Trail of the World's Organ Brokers, Bone Thieves, Blood Farmers and Child Traffickers. Listen to the interview of Scott Carney on CBC's The Current (mp3).

Source: CBC