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Hal, through no fault ..., has lost his supply of insulin and urgently needs to take some to stay alive. Hal is aware that Carla has some insulin ..., but Hal does not have permission to enter Carla's house. The question is whether Hal is justified in breaking into Carla's house and taking her insulin in order to save his life... [B]y taking Carla's insulin, Hal may be putting her life in jeopardy... [I]f Hal has money, he can compensate Carla so that her insulin can be replaced. Alternatively if Hal has no money but Carla does, she can replace her insulin herself, since her need is not immediately life threatening. There is, however, a serious problem if neither have money, since in that case Carla's life is really under threat... Should Hal take Carla's insulin? (Is he so justified?) If he takes it, should he leave money to compensate? Suppose Hal does not know whether Carla needs all her insulin. Is he still justified in taking it?