Is it lawful to sacrifice an innocent for the sake of many lives?

@jdalaqui (1074)
Philippines
March 19, 2013 12:36am CST
A Harvard proffesor asked: Is it lawful to kill one healthy person for the purpose of distributing his organs to five sickly person so that they will live? If you are the judge what will be your verdict?
1 response
@urbandekay (18314)
19 Mar 13
This question originates not with the Harvard Professor but is an old question often contemplated in study of consequentialist ethics. The question is not whether such action is lawful but whether legalising such would be ethical all the best, urban
@jdalaqui (1074)
• Philippines
20 Mar 13
Of course it did not originate from the professor. As you have said it is an old question that still rings and debated until today. Thanks for your reply my friend.