Write a 3-page paper on the following topic:
In Europe, a woman was near death from a special kind of cancer. There was one drug that 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 him to make. He paid $200 for the radium and charged $2,000 for a small dose of the drug.
The sick woman’s husband, Heinz, went to everyone he knew to borrow the money, but he could only get together about $1,000 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: “No, I discovered the drug and I’m going to make money from it.” So Heinz got desperate and broke into the man’s store to steal the drug for his wife.
Should the husband have done that? Give a reason why, and a reason why not. Then defend your position on the issue, responding to the argument you gave against the position you adopt.
Your paper should be double-spaced, use a 12-point font, it should have at least four references, and should use an acceptable format, such as MLA.
REQUIRED REFERENCES :
Judith Jarvis Thomson’s famous “A Defense of Abortion.” From Philosophy & Public Affairs, Vol. 1, no. 1 (Fall 1971). It can be found online here:
Pro-life Francis Beckwith’s rebuttal.
Thiroux, J., & Krasemann, K. (2017). Ethics: Theory and Practice (11th Ed.). Pearson Education.