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helderheid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 02:36 PM
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Death-row prisoner gets pregnant in solitary
Edited on Thu Oct-12-06 02:37 PM by helderheid

Thu Oct 12, 8:19 AM ET

A death-row inmate held in solitary confinement in Vietnam for almost a year is pregnant and is seeking a pardon to give birth, a newspaper reported on Thursday.

The Lao Dong (Labour) newspaper quoted a police doctor as saying tests in September confirmed that convicted heroin trafficker Nguyen Thi Oanh, 39, was then 11 weeks pregnant.

The report said it was the first time that a death-row prisoner had become pregnant in Vietnam and that police were investigating how it had happened.

Oanh's husband was serving a jail sentence at another prison in another province, the newspaper said.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20061012/od_nm/vietnam_pregn... ;_ylt=AucOkn1Zb6BT0T9kKgdJLsms0NUE;_ylu=X3oDMTA3NW1oMDRpBHNlYwM3NTc-
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TheCowsCameHome Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 02:38 PM
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1. Someone had it in for her.
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bryant69 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 02:38 PM
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2. Police are investigating how a woman got pregnent?
There's a very special episode of CHiPs in there somewhere.

Bryant
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HiFructosePronSyrup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 02:38 PM
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3. IT'S A MIRACLE!
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AnneD Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 02:47 PM
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7. You took the words out of my mouth.....
another immaculate conception.
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Llewlladdwr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 04:36 PM
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15. You don't really have the slightest idea what you're talking about.
Do you?
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TheCowsCameHome Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 03:36 PM
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13. It wasn't Miracle Whip, that's for sure.
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Jed Dilligan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 02:39 PM
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4. There's a way to short-circuit a GOPig
Kill her! Save the fetus! No, wait... (smoke pours out of ears)

This is actually an old defense: "We plead our bellies" saved a couple of female pirates from the gallows IIRC.
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Warpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 02:49 PM
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8. Pleading one's belly
also caused death sentences for theft to be communted to deportation to the colonies as an indentured servant.

Piracy provided a rare death sentence, especially for women. It was usually the theft of bread or picking pockets, or any of dozens of crimes we'd consider petty.
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Jed Dilligan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 04:24 PM
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14. I'm thinking of a particular story
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bluerum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 02:42 PM
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5. How did this happen?!? Divine intervention!
Edited on Thu Oct-12-06 02:44 PM by bluerum
The report said it was the first time that a death-row prisoner had become pregnant in Vietnam and that police were investigating how it had happened.


Well,, I don't know about on death row in Vietnam, but elsewhere pregnancy often results after a male-female sexual union.

Unless of course the divine intervention defense is called to spare the womans life. Clearly she has been chosen.
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Stargleamer Donating Member (636 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 02:45 PM
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6. or perhaps in this case. . .
the rape of the prisoner by a male guard. At least in this country guards still have contact with solitary confinement prisoners.
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Bluebear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 02:51 PM
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9. "How to make a right-wing Christian's head explode" nt
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leftofthedial Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 02:52 PM
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10. if viet nam had repukes
they'd just rename it "birth row"
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louis-t Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 02:54 PM
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11. Guess the 'confinement ' wasn't so 'solitary'.
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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 03:22 PM
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12. Someone could have smuggled-in a turkey baster, too. n/t
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