John Marsden Writing Topic #106
In what circumstances, if any, would you consider it allowable to kill other humans? Justify your answer**
I think there are only two reasons, which are extremely obvious:
1 Self Defence–everyone has the legal right to defend themselves from danger, even if that means killing their attacker (within reason).
2 If someone had a contagious incurable disease that could spread–if there is no cure, the person who has contracted it can’t be saved and they would risk spreading it to the entire population.
**Reference: Marsden, J 1998, Everything I Know About Writing, Pan Macmillan, Australia.