Ethics...would you steal to save a life?

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      Hi Guys and Dolls,

      Here is a question that came up in my Ethics class. It stirred up a lot of controversy. Mind you this class is geared to criminal justice. I had to share it with everyone.

      A man's wife is diagnosed with a illness that requires her to have a medication in order for her to survive. Without this medicine she will die.

      The problem is the medication cost $4,000. The husband only has $2000. There is only one druggist who sells this medication and he is charging three times the amount it should be. He will not take payments on the balance nor lower his price.

      Would you steal the medication?

      If it was for a stranger....would you steal the medication?

      If it was for your pet.......would you steal the medication?

      Lips
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      If it meant saving my loved ones life then i absolutely would steal it.

      A few months in the big house is worth saving a loved ones life.

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      Yes, I would steal, but I would need to be willing to go to jail.  It still is a crime.

      For a stranger.  No.
      Dog....as much as I love mine!  No.

      Lips....are you describing what life will be like under Obama's medical reform?
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      Political Scrooge.......................

      ROFLMAOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!

      I was taken a sip of my drink and it about came through my nose i laughed so hard when i read your last line!!!

      That was a great come back.........by far the funniest line from you to date!!

      Thanks for the laugh

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      I would steal it for a stranger, absolutely, if it saved their life!  More medication can be manufactured!  Someone's life is more important than any money or material thing! 

      I wouldn't do it for a pet, though.  I'm sorry if that offends anyone...
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      Ok, i guess this is where i am really out numbered. There is 15 students total in this class.

      I am the ONLY one who said i would do it for my dog. Not one person said they would.

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      The question becomes for those of you who'd steal it:  Would you be willing to go to prison from 1 to 5 years for it?
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      Thanks for this post from:

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      The answer is simple........without a shadow of a doubt...without even flinching.......


      YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      How could i not save the life of someone who i know would die for me.

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      Okay then (the ethical retort here!)  why don't you go steal some meds?  I mean there are lots and lots of people who need life saving meds who cannot afford them.  You could save a life this week.  Why not go stealing?
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      Doc,

      I would not steal for a stranger. If i stole for strangers.......then my life would be mass destruction trying to save the world. That just is not realistic

      But i would for anyone i loved.....anyone. I would take a bullet for the people i love. Stealing meds would be a small price to pay to save their life.

      Lips
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      I would steal it for my dog.

      There is no question.

      My animals are just as important to me as any human life.

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      Thanks....I always enjoy an ethical debate!
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      short answer for me...YES, I would!!!

      I even skip a meal, if I have to, to feed my animals. I have 2 dogs, 3 cats and 2 fish (all inherited from my kids). My dogs are my best friends. I even have a seagull that stops by on  regular occasions. Saving a life is more important to me than any man made rule out there. If I would have to do time because of it, so it be. I'm the only one responsible for my action when the judgment time comes. Cruelty to any life for our own best interest is wrong in my book....just my opinion!
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      drpsyce38 wrote:

      Lips....are you describing what life will be like under Obama's medical reform?


      Do you think life would be worst? or better?

      As a Canadian, I love the fact that I don't have to worry about medical or treatment costs. I can get injured, picked up by an ambulance and brought to emergency..have a doctor stitch me up and leave. All I had to do..show them my government issued health card - simple and worry-free.


      and to answer the question:

      someone i love - yes definitely i would do anything
      a stranger - a stranger is only a stranger until we meet and once i meet that person and depending on the circumstances - there is a possibility that I would
                    - but if it's like someone tv celeb, i may know of the person but not
                      personally - probably not

      pets - i have no pets.
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      Lips, Even if you had someone to take care of the dog he/she will miss you terribly and when your needed most. Best to find any other way first. If I would steal I'd have to make sure I get away with it, otherwise the whole thing is pointless. For a stranger I would have to close my eyes or suggest whatever I could for them. There's too many strangers that need help.

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