This interesting ethical dilemma has happened in the real world:
In August, 2000, conjoined twins Jodie and Mary were born. After birth, it became clear that if they remained together they would die. Operating to separate them would result in the certain death of Mary, but would give Jodie a reasonable chance at life. Their parents, devout Catholics, refused to allow their children to be separated, accepting it as God’s will to let the babies die. In September, a British court overruled the objections of the parents and ordered that the operation be performed. On November 6, Jodie and Mary were surgically separated, and Mary died on the operating table.”
The event is at 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 10 in CU’s Law School room 304. Lunch will be served. The event is being sponsored by the Jewish Law Student Association and Chabad at CU.