Moral Dilemma – In Practice

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Here’s a moral dilemma that I experienced this week…

Mrs N, a middle aged housewife, opened up to me and told me her husband had been physically, verbally and psychologically abusing her for the past 12 years. He only let her take the car to come for her physio session; and she was supposed to go straight home afterwards. Mrs N had finally had enough of it all and wanted out. She wanted to go to the police station to get advice and report the matter. She asked me to lie to her husband if he called and tell him she’s still at her physio session.

Is the lie justified?

What would you do in the situation?