Here's a what would you do kind of situation explored by Kohlberg in his stages of moral development. I am going to give you the scenario and then I'm curious what your thoughts are on the stages of moral development. Do you agree with them or do you think it is more complicated than what he is saying?
A woman was near death from cancer. One drug might save her, a form of radium that a druggist in the same town had recently discovered. The druggist was charging $2,000.00, ten times what the drug cost him to make. The sick woman's husband, Heinz, went to everyone he knew to borrow the money, but he could only get together about 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." The husband got desperate and broke into the man's store to steal the drug for his wife. Should the husband have done that? .... Why do you think so?
Let's say it was your child and not your spouse, still same answer?
If we take the monetary factor out of drug creation...there is no new drug creation. They do not create drugs based in emotions...pharmaceuticals is a purely monetary profession. Just because you love someone....it doesn't make it right to steal for them.