Heinz & the drug

In Europe a woman was near death from a special kind of cancer. There was one drug the doctors thought might save her, It was a form of radium that a druggist in the same town had recently discovered   The drug was expensive to make, but the druggist was charging ten times what the drug cost to make. He paid $200 for radium and charged $2000 for a small dose of the drug.

The sick womanís husband, Heinz, went to everyone he knew to borrow the money, but he could only get together about $1000, which is half of what it cost.  He told the druggist that his wife was dying, and asked him to sell it cheaper or let him pay later. But the druggist said, ďNo, I discovered the drug and Iím going to make money from it.Ē So Heinz got desperate and began to think about breaking into the manís store to steal the drug for his wife.

Should Heinz steal the drug? (Check one)
_____ Should Steal     _____ Canít decide               _____ Should no steal the drug


Great              Much              Some              Little               No      

   5                   4                      3                      2                      1         


___ 1.Whether a communityís laws are going to be upheld.

___ 2. isnít it only natural for a loving husband to care so much for his wife that heíd steal ?

___ 3. Is Heinz willing to risk getting shot as a burglar or going to jail for the chance that stealing the drug might help save his wife?

___ 4. Whether Heinz is a professional wrestler, or has considerable influence with professional wrestlers.

___ 5. Whether Heinz is stealing for himself or doing this solely to help someone else (like his wife).       

___ 6. Whether the druggistís rights to his invention have to be respected.

___ 7. Whether the essence of living is more encompassing than the termination of dying, socially and individually.

___ 8. What values are going to be the basis for governing how people act towards each other.

___ 9. Whether the druggist is going to be allowed to hide behind a worthless law which only protects the rich anyhow.

___ 10. Whether the law in this case is getting in the way of the most basic claim of any member of society .

___ 11. Whether the druggist deserves to be robbed for being so greedy and cruel.

___ 12. Would stealing in such a case bring about more total good for the whole society or not.


From the list of questions above, select the four most important ones:
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