Similar to the ‘octomom’, this brings up all kind of ethical issues for pro-life and pro-choice supporters.
Put aside the extremity of Laotian law for a minute in opting to execute drug offenders, most feel a natural horror at the prospect of executing a pregnant woman.
One simple solution is just to wait until she has the baby, then execute her.
Or would it make us feel better if she got an abortion first?
Who will take this child if the woman ends up spending her life in prison? What kind of life will the child have? Does Laos allow international adoptions? (I don’t think so).
How many Laotian children’s lives are ruined by drug trafficking?