Originally Posted by Silent_Guardian
Killing is making a choice. He had to choose between one life or the other. The only choice he had was to let the kid die or save him. If anything he made the utilitarian choice. In the end he made the choice nobody else could make; the right choice.
Oh where to begin?
First of all, Batman didn't have to make a choice between one life or the other. Dent doesn't have to die for Bats to tackle and disarm him, it's an accident.
Second, how is his choice utilitarian? It was based entirely on the fact that Harvey had done some terrible things, and Gordon's son was completely innocent.
Finally, what does "he made the choice nobody else could make; the right choice" mean? You think Jim Gordon or any other cop for that matter wouldn't have been capable of making the choice to save an innocent kid versus the man holding a gun to him?