As far as i'm aware certain haram things become halal in certain circumstances e.g. if you are dying of hunger and there is no food, you can eat pork or snakes. If you are dying of hunger with no way to help yourself you can take an interest based loan which is otherwise haram.
In poor countries some muslim women get into prostituion as no one marries them while they have no way to support themselves and their children and they may die of hunger. since the hunger could lead to death, is it permissable for them to do prostitution as there is no alternative? If its still haram does it mean it is better to die of starvation with their children?
References or a link to a fatwa on this question would be appreciated.