Law and Policy in Society

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It is not an everyday occurrence that someone must decide the destiny of another's life. The quandary of making a judgment that someone must die in order for the others to survive, can clearly be troubling. The procedure in which the termination of one's life may be easy to make, but to justify that choice is the most complicated one.

Today, you can have an abortion if your child is mentally retarded... if it is in the first trimester of a woman's pregnancy. It used to not be this way and when dealing with the law as evolutionary adaptation it merely tries to make things better off for society now and in the future. You take one step at a time and when you look at the years before us, evolutionary adaptation has come a long way. With these new laws or changed laws coming into play it is essential that they are followed to better our society.

Law as Morality is just on of the many laws that differentiates between state to state but this one also differentiates from person to person. Law as morality is a law that comes from what you think is morally correct. Morality is the choices we make, and the actions we take. Moral people behave according to personal and public ethics. Immoral people deviate from established behavior. Since the purpose of laws is to condone one type of behavior and condemn another, the making of laws impacts our actions. In a situation such as a set of twins whom are connected at birth and one is going to have to die to save the other. The only thing is, is that one of the twins is healthier than the other, so which one do you kill? Law and morality play a large role...