*  Neonaticide - Wikipedia
Neonaticide is the deliberate act of a parent murdering their own child during the first 24 hours of life. As a noun, the word "neonaticide" may also refer to anyone who practice or who have practiced this. Neonaticide are relatively rare in developed countries, but most of these murders remain secret: "...every year, hundreds of women commit neonaticide: they kill their newborns or let them die. Most neonaticides remain undiscovered, but every once in a while a janitor follows a trail of blood to a tiny body in a trash bin, or a woman faints and doctors find the remains of a placenta inside her." - Steven Pinker, New York Times, 1997 Parental infanticide after the first 24 hours is slightly more commonly committed by fathers than mothers but vice versa for neonaticide. 90% of neonaticidal mothers are 25 years of age or younger. Less than 20% are married. Less than 30% are seen as psychotic or depressed. They have typically denied and/or concealed the pregnancy since conception. The United ...
  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neonaticide
*  'A most diabolical deed': Infanticide and Irish society, 1850-1900 | Reviews in...
In the late 19th century, the issue of infanticide captured the attention of a significant number of journalists, psychiatric and medical writers and social commentators. The act of intentionally killing an infant within 24 hours of its birth was by no means new to this period. Yet changing socio-cultural and economic circumstances, combined with shifting perceptions of murder and deviant female behaviour, ensured that infanticide gradually evolved into a publicly prominent concern. While the history of infanticide has been assessed in various national contexts, analyses of this form of murder in Ireland have surfaced only sporadically; Cliona Rattigan's recent study of early 20th-century Ireland being an exception.(1) Elaine Farrell's 'A Most Diabolical Deed': Infanticide and Irish Society, 1850-1900 offers the first comprehensive account of how infanticide was performed, perceived, responded to and legally managed in late ...
  http://www.history.ac.uk/reviews/review/1543
*  Infanticide (humans) | Article about Infanticide (humans) by The Free Dictionary
Looking for Infanticide (humans)? Find out information about Infanticide (humans). the putting to death of the newborn with the consent of the parent, family, or community. Infanticide often occurs among peoples whose food supply is... Explanation of Infanticide (humans)
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*  Infanticide | Article about infanticide by The Free Dictionary
Looking for infanticide? Find out information about infanticide. the putting to death of the newborn with the consent of the parent, family, or community. Infanticide often occurs among peoples whose food supply is... Explanation of infanticide
  http://encyclopedia2.thefreedictionary.com/infanticide
*  Advantage of rare infanticide strategies in an invasion experiment of behavioural polymorphism
Killing conspecific infants (infanticide) is among the most puzzling phenomena in nature. Stable polymorphism in such behaviour could be maintained by negative frequency-dependent selection (benefit of rare types). However, it is currently unknown whether there is genetic polymorphism in infanticidal behaviour or whether infanticide may have any fitness advantages when rare. Here we show genetic polymorphism in non-parental infanticide. Our novel invasion experiment confirms negative frequency-dependent selection in wild bank vole populations, where resource benefits allow an infanticidal strategy to invade a population of non-infanticidal individuals. The results show that infanticidal behaviour is highly heritable with genetic correlation across the sexes. Thus, a positive correlative response in male behaviour is expected when selection operates on females only and vice versa. Our results, on one hand, demonstrate potential benefits of ...
  https://jyx.jyu.fi/dspace/handle/123456789/40072?show=full
*  Women Convicted of Infanticide Released following Pressure from Mexican Pro-Abort Groups
Investigations by the United Nations High Commission for Human Rights, as well as the state's human rights office commissioner, produced no evidence that the women had been convicted for abortions. However, pro-abortion forces have continued to insist that all seven women imprisoned for "murder in reason of parentage," the legal term in Mexico for infanticide, are innocent of the charge.. Among those to be released is María Araceli Camargo, 26, convicted of infanticide after giving birth to her child and leaving it to die in a rural latrine. According to the La Jornada newspaper, Camargo claimed that she thought she had diarrhea, but instead gave birth to an infant 53 centimeters in length, an average size for a newborn, while in the latrine.. La Jornada reports that Camargo cut the umbilical cord and left her baby, then went to her family claiming that she felt unwell. Doctors at the hospital where she was taken immediately recognized that she had given birth, and alerted ...
  http://catholicexchange.com/women-convicted-of-infanticide-released-following-pressure-from-mexican-pro-abort-groups
*  Infanticide - encyclopedia article - Citizendium
Family units usually consisted of three children. Brough Smyth, a 19th century researcher, estimated that in Victoria about 30% of the births resulted in infanticide.[48] Mildred Dickeman concurs that that figure is accurate in other Australia tribes as a result of a surplus of the birthrate.[61] Cannibalism was observed in Victoria at the beginning of the 20th century. The Wotjo tribe, as well as the tribes of the lower Murray River, sometimes killed a newborn to feed an older sibling.[62] Thomas Robert Malthus wrote that, in the New South Wales region, when the mother died sucking infants were buried alive with her.[63] In the Darling River region, infanticide was practiced "by a blow on the back of the head, by strangling with a rope, or chocking with sand".[64] In Queensland a tribal woman could have children after the age of thirty. Otherwise babies would be killed.[65] The Australian Aranda tribes in the Northern Territory used the method of choking the newborn with ...
  http://en.citizendium.org/wiki/Infanticide
*  Infanticide - AD2000
Secular moral standards in Australia hit a new low recently when two ethicists argued in a professional journal that because the abortion of an unborn human at will is widely regarded as acceptable, so too should be the killing of a newborn infant. They contend that neither an unborn nor a newly born human being is an actual person, but merely a potential one. Thus, they maintain, we should have no moral inhibitions about exterminating them, for whatever reason.. Lunacy such as this sick argument for infanticide, in the guise of freedom of academic discourse, is not new. But at this time, when the push for unfettered rights of abortion, euthanasia, polygamous and even worse sexual relationships, same-sex "marriage" and "parenting" is in crescendo mode, there is cause for very grave concern.. If ever there was a time when our leaders - priests and bishops - need to speak out loudly and unequivocally against the very idea of legitimising infanticide, that time is now. So many ...
  http://www.ad2000.com.au/infanticide_may_2012
*  Project MUSE - Rights and the Ambiguities of Law: Infanticide in the Nineteenth-Century U.S. South
In July 1867, a jury of inquest convened in Orange County, North Carolina, to investigate the death of a child recently born to a local single woman, Amy Whitted. The testimony provided at the inquest suggested a narrative familiar to many Americans who encountered infanticide throughout the nineteenth century. Whitted had initially "concealed being in the family way." Indeed, when she was "sick"-literally in the process of giving birth-she continued to deny her pregnancy, claiming instead that she had a toothache. Whitted only confessed that she had been pregnant after the newborn's cold corpse was discovered among her bedclothes and the messy afterbirth located on her sheets. By then, the infant was long dead. Community members called in the doctor to conduct a postmortem examination on the child's body and a coroner to convene an inquest into its death.1. Amy Whitted's narrative is typical of that of many women suspected of committing infanticide in the post-Civil War ...
  http://muse.jhu.edu/article/551583/pdf
*  Pro-life supporters protest home of infanticide practicing doctor
Pro-life supporters have recently been protesting at the home of a St. Louis Doctor who practices infanticide which is commonly incorrectly referred to as abortion. These mass murderers of those not yet born are David Eisenberg and Erin King who are married and both doctors. It is by Christians interposing themselves in the place of unborn children and decrying these evil tyrants and the rulers that support them that infanticide will be stopped.. ...
  http://christianbaptistliving.com/pro-life-supporters-protest-home-of-infanticide-practicing-doctor/
*  PhD : Evolution of paternal care and infanticide by males in mammals ~ Bioblogia.net
Paternal care and infanticide by males lie at opposite ends of a continuum of male behaviour towards infants. Hypotheses to explain the evolution of paternal care include enhanced offspring survival, male reproductive strategy to guarantee future mating opportunities or to reduce sperm competition. These hypotheses make different predictions in relation to the conditions that favoured the evolution of paternal care, such as certainty of paternity, mating system, ability of males to monopolize receptive females, presence of alternative strategies to secure paternity or simply the lack of alternative mating opportunities. Likewise, infanticide by males is supposed to enhance the likelihood of paternity of infanticidal males and its occurrence is predicted when females have relatively long lactation, are polyestrous, reproduce aseasonally, and can be monopolized ...
  http://www.bioblogia.net/2010/12/phd-evolution-of-paternal-care-and.html
*  PADDYWANTSTOKNOW?: Punishing Infanticide in the Irish Free State | Irish Journal of Legal Studies
Punishing Infanticide in the Irish Free State , Irish Journal of Legal Studies: The court records show that a notable aspect of sentencing practice in these Irish infanticide cases is the use of non-penal religious institutions, mostly convents, as an alternative to traditional custody ...
  http://paddywantstoknow.blogspot.com/2014/06/punishing-infanticide-in-irish-free.html
*  Saúde Pública - The role of son preference in reproductive behaviour in Pakistan The role of son preference in reproductive...
Introduction Reproductive intentions and behaviour in many developing countries are strongly influenced by the sex of the offspring (1 6). Empirical evidence from the analysis of the Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) data from 57 countries by Arnold (7) shows that son preference remains particularly strong in South Asian countries. Apart from Bangladesh, Pakistan has the second highest ratio of preference for sons over daughters; and among the women who expressed a preference for the sex of their next child, sons were preferred to daughters by nearly ten to one. However, analysis of cross-sectional survey data such as the World Fertility Survey (WFS) and the more recent DHS is made difficult by the lack of information on reported gender preference and subsequent reproductive behaviour at the level of the individual. Only three longitudinal studies of reproductive intentions and subsequent fertility behaviour in South Asia have been carried out: one in India by Vlassoff (8) and two others in ...
  https://scielosp.org/scielo.php?script=sci_abstract&pid=S0042-96862000000300014&lng=en&nrm=iso&tlng=fr
*  Atheist Ethicist: Abortion (and infanticide): Part I
I have been asked to report my position on the issue of abortion (and, infanticide).. I am reluctant to do so here because the amount of space that I have to do this in will not give me time to present my view, plus deal with all of the distortions and misinterpretations that those who do not like that view would likely subject it to. If a person reads this with the intention of finding an interpretation that he does not like and that can be easily attacked, he will be able to do find what he is looking for.. However, I will warn him of the potential of failing to attack my position, and of attacking a straw man of his own construction instead.. Also, one advantage to believing that moral statements are objectively true or false, is that I can say "I don't know" when asked a moral question. I can say, "This seems to be the best option given the available evidence, but I could be wrong.". No Value Without Desires. We will start with this: There is no value without desire. A being or entity ...
  http://atheistethicist.blogspot.com/2005/11/abortion-and-infanticide-part-i.html?showComment=1131585480000
*  Briggs on Academics Uriging Infanticide » John C. Wright's Journal
Obviously there are non-religious reasons for defining human life as human, if one wishes to rely on erring human reason rather than on inerrant divine commandment. But it is interesting to note that Mr Briggs does not mention or even allude to religion anywhere in his critique: he merely points out lapses of logic.. Interesting, because this commenter, rallying to the flag of the infanticides, immediately points his barrage against the Church, as if she were the main, or the only, enemy or obstacle to the Culture of Death.. This gives away the whole game, the motives, the final causes.. The pro-death camp, or, excuse me, the pro-choosing-death-for-babies camp are attempting to defend, promote, and (with ideas such as this) expand the right of the strong to betray and kill the weak for their own comfort and convenience. In each case they use necessity, what Milton called 'the tyrant's plea' to excuse the crime, specifically that it is necessary for the innocent baby to die so that society ...
  http://www.scifiwright.com/2012/03/briggs-on-academics-uriging-infanticide/
*  Against Girl Child Infoeticide and Infanticide! · Causes
Movement against the killing of innocent girl children who are killed even before they learn how to speak The phenomenon of female infanticide is as old as many cultures, and has likely accounted...
  https://www.causes.com/causes/210594-against-girl-child-infoeticide-and-infanticide?recruiter_id=153236055
*  Field Notes from an Evolutionary Psychologist: Female Infanticide
Typically, it is the newcomer males who kill infants in a group. Infanticide usually happens in species where males leave their natal groups (the ones they were born in). At maturity they leave to form their own group or join an existing one. By killing babies, the new males bring the nursing females back into estrus sooner so they are able to impregnate them and sire their own offspring right away rather than waiting the 3-4 years it would take for the females to wean their babies sired by the previous male and become fertile again ...
  https://newfoundlandnews.blogspot.com/2007/05/female-infanticide.html
*  Best Response of the Evening: Newt Busts LSM on Protecting Obama on Infanticide - Teri O'Brien - America's Original...
Newt Gingrich deflected a question about Obama's recent decision mandating that employers' insurance plans cover contraception by pointing out that Obama voted in favor of a law that protected abortion providers during his term as state senator of Illinois. "You did not once during the 2008 campaign ask why Barack Obama voted in favor of legalizing infanticide," Gingrich said. "If we're going to debate about who is the extremist on this issues, it is President Obama, who, as a state senator, voted to protect doctors who killed babies.". ...
  http://teriobrien.com/best-response-of-the-evening-newt-busts-lsm-on-protecting-obama-on-infanticide/
*  Ancient Rome Infanticide Practices Did Not Favor Boys After All, DNA Study Suggests | HuffPost
A new look at a cache of baby bones discovered in Britain is altering assumptions about why ancient Romans committed infanticide. Infant girl...
  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/27/ancient-rome-infanticide_n_4669734.html
*  D.C. Establishment Prefers Supporters of Infanticide to Conservative Constitutional Christians
After the D.C. company newspaper, the Washington Post, accused Judge Roy Moore, a trained lawyer and assistant district attorney, of sexually harassing 14-year-old jail bait almost 40 years ago virtually the entire D.C. establishment, led by Senator Mitch McConnell and other GOP swamp creatures, immediately denounced the judge and thereby supported his opponent, Doug Jones. Like almost all D.C. Democrats, the communistic Mr. Jones supports the policy of infanticide, which the D.C. establishment deceivingly calls "partial-birth abortion." This article in The American Thinker points out some of the illogic, inconsistencies, and absurdities of this latest D.C. swamp witch hunt.. ...
  https://www.lewrockwell.com/lrc-blog/d-c-establishment-prefers-supporters-infanticide-conservative-constitutional-christians/
*  Congresswoman: Defund Planned Parenthood Over Its Infanticide OK | LifeNews.com
A leading pro-life member of Congress says Planned Parenthood's latest endorsement of post-birth abortions, or infanticide, should be reason enough for Congress
  http://www.lifenews.com/2013/04/04/congresswoman-defund-planned-parenthood-over-its-infanticide-ok/
*  A Note about Infanticide and Euthanasia
When Jonas views the release of an infant on The Giver's video screen, he realizes for the first time that 'release' means death, or, in this case, infanticide.
  https://www.cliffsnotes.com/literature/g/the-giver/critical-essays/a-note-about-infanticide-and-euthanasia
*  Obama's Infanticide Votes by Patrick Brennan | Facebook Apostles
Obama's Infanticide Votes By Patrick Brennan February 29, 2012 4:00 A.M. Then-Senator Barack Obama in March 2008 In last Wednesday's debate, when the Republican candidates were asked about their positions on birth control, Newt Gingrich parried with one of his usual tactics, a fusillade against the mainstream media. He told CNN's John King,…
  https://facebookapostles.org/2012/08/21/obamas-infanticide-votes-by-patrick-brennan/
*  Infanticide drives female promiscuity and big balls | New Scientist
Female mammals appear to evolve promiscuity as a defence against infanticide by dominant males, and this in turn swells the males' testicles
  https://www.newscientist.com/article/dn26555-infanticide-drives-female-promiscuity-and-big-balls/
*  More on Infanticide Outrage
More articles on the infanticide controversy can be found at SMH, the Conversation, Eureka Street (highly recommended!), and also Front Porch Politics (very good too). ...
  http://www.patheos.com/blogs/euangelion/2012/03/more-on-infanticide-outrage/