Abner: We got no choice. And he's going to die anyway.
Paladin: Most of us are. Why Fairchild? I saw an old woman at the general store. Why don't you take her, her life's almost over. When you're finished with her, you could start on the lame and the blind and the sickly. Why, there'd be enough unfortunates in this community to keep you safe for a long time.
Abner: That ain't the same and you know it.
Paladin: Isn't it? When you start to evaluate human life and decide who can and can't survive, then there's no place to stop.