I would contend that a more universally humane solution would be to let the woman on the grate starve or freeze to death. Perhaps not for the women in the microcosm, but globally survival of the fittest improves the lives of the species by filtering out the non-producers/non-contributors. Tribal cultures often allowed the old and infirm to go off on their own to die rather than burden the tribe with their care. Much of our healthcare problem is that we insist of prolonging the lives of people who have ceased contributing to society, simply because the care of them produces profits for the medical care providers. Better that money be spent on medical research to prevent disease rather than keeping alive those who are going anyway.