Imagine you are the pilot of a large, long-range commercial aircraft and you need to make an emergency landing right after take-off. You must decide between dumping fuel over a populated area or landing too heavy and risking an explosion. What do you do?
It’s a difficult decision to make because both options are risky. If one option was risk-free, it would be a lot easier.
And so it goes with ethical dilemmas. Choosing between right and wrong is not difficult. The difficulty is in choosing between two rights.