“They didn’t tell their 15-year-old son Khalil Ahmad why he was brought from their shantytown mud house to a nearby hospital. “If we had told him, he might not have agreed,” Mr. Mohammad said.”
“At the hospital, doctors put the child under anesthesia. Then they removed his kidney. His parents sold it for $4,500, just enough to cover what they owed.”
I think that was an episode of Father Knows Best, during the Golden Age Of Television.
Oh yeah, here’s a link to the article: https://www.wsj.com/articles/no-father-wants-to-sell-his-sons-kidney-afghans-pushed-to-desperate-measures-to-survive-11650360705?mod=itp_wsj&mod=djemITP_h