is it right to kill?

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Is it right to kill?

Is it right to kill? This ethical question has been asked throughout time, I believe there is no straight forward answer for it, and this a debateable question as it can change according to the situation. Many people have different opinions and views on if killing is right or wrong. In this essay I will be explaining whether I believe if killing is right.
There are several groups of people who share different views on this question and make their decision on killing someone depending on rules, motives and consequence. There is one group who base their decisions on consequences, they are called utilitarian’s, they are a group of people that act in a way that brings about the most amount of happiness for the most
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This is why many are against utilitarian’s.
Another group is relatives, a relative would look at the situation and depending on the situation would decide whether it is right to kill someone or not. An example to show this is Tony Nicklinson, he suffered with lock syndrome, and lock syndrome is a condition where you cannot move or talk. To communicate with others, a person would hold up a letter and he would look at one of the letters and spell out a word or interact with others in this way. This condition caused pain and suffering, he wanted to kill himself, but because of his condition he was unable to do anything. So he wanted his wife to do it, as he could not take the pain any longer. His wife did not want him to suffer anymore, so she agreed to it, but she did not want to do it as it would count as murder and she did not want to be sent to jail. Tony’s family then sent a letter to the prime minster requesting if his wife could kill him to put him out of his pain and misery. David Cameron refused the letter and let Tony starve so that he died in August 2012. In this type of situation a relative would disagree with Cameron, and say yes to his wife killing her husband because of his condition. Whereas an absolutists would agree with David Cameron as they say no one should ever be killed no matter what. In this sort of situation a utilitarian would be quite confused to do as there is only one person involved, but would probably agree
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