I’m trying to understand one thing after my son posed a question to which I had no answer.
Abortion is always wrong because it’s an intrinsic evil to kill an innocent person. However, if I kill someone in self-defense, it’s not a sin. But how so if killing someone is always an evil? A lighter example is that of incarcerating a thief, as taking someone’s freedom to come and go is also an evil. So, this is the question that my son asked: do the ends justify the means? I know that the answer is no, but I couldn’t explain why.
Can anyone help this grown man answer this child’s question?