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Deontologists whose accounts make killing always a worse choice than letting die32 have to either deny our intuitions, or make ad hoc moves such as allowing exceptions or redeﬁning doing, allowing, killing and letting die. The latter options end up complicating the DDA with qualifying clauses, and this ultimately undermines the doctrine’s appeal. Should deontologists instead be willing to go against our intuitions regarding the forced choices in the various examples of choosing to kill or to let die?