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Infanticide

The Insanity of the Insanity Defense

Margaret Spinelli, M.D. | Posted 09.28.2016 | Home
Margaret Spinelli, M.D.

I am a physician, a perinatal psychiatrist working with childbearing women. Although I am not a forensic expert, I have testified in court for mentall...

Anti-Abortion Hype: 'Pro-Choicers' Want to Kill 'Newborns and Toddlers'

Jason Salzman | Posted 05.04.2015 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Infanticide is rare in America and has few advocates, yet anti-choice activists are leveling an accusation that more and more "pro-choicers" favor this form of murder. American Right to Life, a national anti-choice organization, is stepping up a campaign accusing pro-choice activists of favoring the killing of "newborns and toddlers."

NY Man, VT Baby: "Can't Breath," Killed

T. Elijah Hawkes | Posted 02.04.2015 | Home
T. Elijah Hawkes

When the bodies of family and state that are supposed to care for us instead crush us in their arms, something is very wrong, very broken. And our institutions are even more broken when there is no punishment for such crimes.

Ancient DNA Overturns Assumptions About Baby Killings

LiveScience | Stephanie Pappas | Posted 01.27.2014 | Home

A new look at a cache of baby bones discovered in Britain is altering assumptions about why ancient Romans committed infanticide. Infant girls were a...

David Lohr

Teen Baby Killer Spared Potential Life Sentence

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 08.21.2013 | Home

A North Carolina teen was sentenced to 10 to 12 years in prison on a reduced murder charge after she pleaded guilty on Monday to the stabbing death of...

Murder Charges For Mother Of Infant Stabbed To Death In Motel

Posted 05.31.2013 | Chicago

Updated story A 21-year-old woman has been charged with the murder of her 5-month old son after the baby was found stabbed to death inside a Chicag...

Hillary Surges, Reince Priebus Escalates GOP War on Women, Americans Demand Jobs

Brent Budowsky | Posted 06.08.2013 | Home
Brent Budowsky

Rather than focusing on political tactics and news cycle spin, we focus on creating jobs. The Clintons have a brilliant job-creating (and deficit-reducing) record from the years of the Clinton presidency and can play an extraordinary role in generating new ideas.

Legalized Infant Abandonment: Alarm in Europe, Barely a Peep in the U.S.

Adam Pertman | Posted 04.29.2013 | Home
Adam Pertman

The proponents of safe havens and Baby Boxes most effectively answer criticism by saying their approach is worthwhile even if it saves just one baby's life. I have an alternative suggestion: Let's aim higher.

Selective Abortion Outrage

Rukhsana Hasib | Posted 08.21.2012 | Home
Rukhsana Hasib

The killing of baby girls by selective abortion was made illegal in India some years ago. However, enforcement of such laws is difficult.

Rescuing 'We, the People'

Rep. Jim McGovern | Posted 07.24.2012 | Home
Rep. Jim McGovern

Defenders of Citizens United and the corporate rights doctrine that underlies it must be getting nervous. Why else would George Will resort to arguing that the amendment I have introduced is "comparable" to condoning infanticide?

Little China Girls: How History's Worst Famine Shifted the Sex Ratio

Rob Brooks | Posted 06.19.2012 | Home
Rob Brooks

People often ask me whether natural selection continues to operate on modern humans in industrialized societies. My answer is always an unambiguous "Yes!"

Infanticide: The New Abortion

Rabbi Adam Jacobs | Posted 05.06.2012 | Home
Rabbi Adam Jacobs

The abortion question is unique in its ability to generate two utterly disparate conceptions of the same act. Is it a procedure or is it the wholesale megadeath of the other?

How One Man Left His Life To Save "Accursed" Children

Candy Chand | Posted 03.19.2012 | Home
Candy Chand

Many of us dream of making a positive difference in the world. But few are willing, especially if that willingness constitutes leaving our homes, friends, relatives, our nation.

Dalai Lama Advisor, Blake Kerr, Testifies in Trial Accusing Chinese of Genocide in Tibet

Robbie Vorhaus | Posted 03.07.2012 | Home
Robbie Vorhaus

As a tourist in Lhasa 24 years ago, Blake Kerr witnessed Chinese soldiers and police massacring unarmed Tibetans, inspiring him to begin documenting the underside of China's military occupation of Tibet.

David Lohr

Accused Baby Killer Freed On Bond

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 11.21.2011 | Home

Three months after she was put in jail and charged with murdering her newborn daughter and hiding the infant's body, a North Carolina teen has been re...

Stressing Motherhood: Could the Stress From Inequality be Killing Our Kids?

Eric Michael Johnson | Posted 10.02.2011 | Home
Eric Michael Johnson

A mother's affection for her child is thought to be absolute. Yet, throughout history, women have taken the lives of their children under a variety of contexts and reasons. Why?

Wild Irish Prose

Nina Sankovitch | Posted 09.26.2011 | Home
Nina Sankovitch

The Butterfly Cabinet by Bernie McGill is a gothic, creepy, and weirdly topical novel about murder by mother, inspired by the true story of the death of the daughter of an aristocratic Irish family in 1892.

Three Years In Prison For Taking Abortion Pills, Leaving Newborn To DIe

Posted 07.24.2011 | Chicago

Marisol Molina pled guilty to involuntary manslaughter on Monday, for taking a handful of abortion pills before having her baby, then leaving the infa...

15 Female Fetuses Found In Indian Garbage Dump

Yahoo! News | Imran Khan | Posted 06.04.2011 | Home

PATNA (AFP) -- Fifteen female foetuses have been found in jars left on a rubbish dump, Indian police said Monday, days after census data showed the ra...

Always Breaking News: Chimps Rape and Pillage! So What?

Christopher Ryan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Christopher Ryan

When a group of bonobos encounters another group, an orgy may well break out, but not a battle.

Woman Charged With Killing Her Newborn Using Plastic Bag

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A North Side woman has been charged with murder for allegedly placing her newborn girl into a plastic bag and hiding it in a closet, police said....

When Abortion Is "Gendercide"

Madeline Wheeler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Madeline Wheeler

Without enough women, some Indian girls from poor areas are being sold as wives to higher caste men. Often these girls service more than one male and are kept essentially as sex slaves.

When Infanticide Isn't Murder

Jacob M. Appel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jacob M. Appel

In the wake of a series of highly-publicized killings of young children by Texas mothers suffering from post-partum mental disorders, a state representative from Houston has introduced long overdue legislation that will recognize the mitigating circumstances surrounding such acts.

Our Greatest Health Success -- and a Challenge

Roy M. Pitkin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Home
Roy M. Pitkin

The 20th century brought many, many improvements in health. But by far the most remarkable was the incredible increase in the safety of childbearing.

Seth Colter Walls

Source Of "Infanticide" Smear Says America Elected "A Barbarian"

HuffingtonPost.com | Seth Colter Walls | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Though some conservatives are making conciliatory noises about Barack Obama now that the election is over, Jill Stanek is not among them. The former I...