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A professor in a college ethics class presented his students with a problem. He said “A man has syphilis and his wife has tuberculosis. They have had 4 children. One has died, the other 3 have what is considered to be a terminal illness. The mother is pregnant. What do you recommend?” After a spirited discussion, the majority of the class voted that she abort the child. “Fine,” said the professor.

“You’ve just killed Beethoven.”