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Roshanda Pierre-Bresier Thinking and Doing Ethics William Vasiliou November 14, 2018 Case 4, p. 173. A California Superior Court judge ordered a Sacramento woman to stop smoking around her 5-year-old son. The decision came during a custody dispute. The boy’s father claimed that breathing secondhand smoke could harm the boy’s health. Do moral considerations support the judge’s ruling? The parties involved are a mother, father and their son. The moral issue is a mother smoking around her 5-year-old son. I believe in this case of telling a mother that she cannot smoke around her son that the judge had moral considerations and they supported that decision. This decision made by the judge was told to the mother that she needs to stop smoking around her 5-year-old son, as claims by his father states that it could be harmful for his health. A moral decision is summed up based on what the judge believed is morally right and wrong. Legally, it is not a crime but seeing it from the aspect of natural law, it is not morally right to do so. At this

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