Suzanne took the bag and departed, after allowing the old bachelor to kiss her, which he did with an air that seemed to say, "It is a right which costs me dear; but it is better than being harried by a lawyer in the court of assizes as the seducer of a girl accused of infanticide
The ratio of increase among all the Polynesian nations is very small; and in some places as yet uncorrupted by intercourse with Europeans, the births would appear not very little to outnumber the deaths; the population in such instances remaining nearly the same for several successive generations, even upon those islands seldom or never desolated by wars, and among people with whom the crime of infanticide
is altogether unknown.
They practice infanticide
, and kill the aged and physically unfit.
They forget, or will not remember, that human sacrifices, and the power of an idolatrous priesthood -- a system of profligacy unparalleled in any other part of the world -- infanticide
a consequence of that system -- bloody wars, where the conquerors spared neither women nor children -- that all these have been abolished; and that dishonesty, intemperance, and licentiousness have been greatly reduced by the introduction of Christianity.
Nelson does die in the instant of victory; and a man named Williams does quite accidentally murder a man named Williamson; it sounds like a sort of infanticide
eighty-five infanticides occur annually in the United States.
yet the number of infanticides remained relatively constant, implying
39) There is no disputing that the majority of infanticides
are perpetrated by the parents of the victims, and that the step-parents, lovers of parents, other family, and other caretakers fill out the cast of lethal agents.
16) Many researchers have pointed out the inconsistency in the American courts in responding to infanticides
, and some have suggested statutory reform similar to those statutes adopted in other countries.
We are offered a sympathetic account of arsonists reacting to breached norms (wrongful dismissal), infanticides
driven to desperate measures by the need to conform to norms (establishing a dowry), and poachers assuming roles prescribed by a rural, male, ecologically correct subculture.
This suggests that, while the Wharram Percy infants probably represent a combination of natural deaths in the immediate post-natal period and stillbirths, the Roman data are more likely mainly to represent infanticides
The consistent fact patterns surrounding neonaticide cases, which accounted for a much higher proportion of all infanticides
in this era than they do today, likewise escaped notice.