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killing one person to save two people, is it ok?

i was just thinking, if you HAD to kill one person but in killing that person you were going to save two people, ( equal age, etc) is it ok? any ideas?

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    Jun 1 2011: I have to admitt that there is a rational part of me that somehow thinks "of course, killing a personn to save two others makes perfect sense".

    But then, it's a very slipery slope. Once you've taken the step "killing is ok if you can save more than you kill", "killing is ok if you can save someone more than you kill" is not so far away anymore.

    So no, trying to rationalize / excuse killing should remain wrong.

    (@Aaron: The trolley case is a fascinating question btw. I sincerely don't know what I would do...)

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