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Pregnant Woman Could Face Laos Death Penalty.

Drug trafficking is illegal, I get it. But, this woman is pregnant and officials are talking about shooting her execution-style...CNN is reporting a troubling story from Laos, where a 20-year-old British woman is facing possible execution by firing squad. She is charged with drug trafficking, and is alleged to have been caught in possession of heroin at Wattay airport:
Samantha Orobator “is facing death by firing squad for drug trafficking,” said Clare Algar, executive director of Reprieve, a London-based human rights group.Orobator, 20, was arrested on August 5, said Khenthong Nuanthasing, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesman.She was alleged to have been carrying just over half a kilogram (2.2 pounds) of heroin, Reprieve lawyer Anna Morris told CNN by phone from Vientiane, the Laotian capital. “For that amount of heroin the sentence is normally the death penalty,” she said.
Apparently Ms. Orobator has also become pregnant while in custody; one suspects that this is from being rap…

"Hallelujah" ( Friday) Question? How do you Respond to death and dying?

Growing up as a child within the Black Church , funerals were very much a part of my life and my earliest memories. I remember the 1st funeral that I went to, I was about 6 years old. It was my father's father. I am 50 years of age and never have forgotten that experience. My grandfather had on a brown suit and he looked different to me. When someone died, my mother and grandmother became very preoccupied with preparing meals, which they were going to send to whomever it was who had suffered a loss. There were many things about black funerals that I didn't quit understand. I didn't understand why people would carry on like that.I understand now! I went to my brother in law funeral in June of this year. That was an experience that I will never for get. He belong to a Holy-ness church. They dance and sang during the long service. During the service they put in a dvd of a program that he was a part of, he was a lead singer with a gospel group. The church went out of con…

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