I am called to live by the principle of 'Do to others as I would want done to myself.' If my kids or wife were in danger of harm or death, I would hope someone who had the power to protect them would step in and save them from danger. I would do the same for others.
There were two trees in the garden of Eden. This principle is extremely helpful to me in dealing with the gordian knots moralism attempts to straightjacket people within. “There is only one answer” type of thinking is a maddening labyrinth that many philosophical and theological questions create that can paralyze people in the face of doing good to others. Ridged moral codes, a fruit from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, replace the fruit of life that God intended us to eat and now offers us in the way of Christ.
What is good and right in the moment for the other person trumps the self-focused legalist mindset of what will defile my perfect moral perception. One posture of action sees the other person's needs, the opposite is consumed with one's own self. Jesus did a whole lot of good that was seen as bad by the second group of thinkers.
I believe the best religiously influenced laws are the ones that extend the most freedom of choice to people.