neonaticide


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neonaticide

(ˌniːəʊˈneɪtɪˌsaɪd)
n
(Law) the act of killing a baby in the first 24 hours of its life
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When I first began to unearth the extent of infanticide, neonaticide and concealment of birth in colonial Western Australia, I did not know what to do with all the pain I found.
in recent neonaticide cases, the range of responses from the criminal
This volume provides a thought provoking overview of crimes against children such as neonaticide, infanticide, and filicide.
Risks of untreated maternal depression can include low birth weight, preterm delivery, lower Apgar scores, poor prenatal care, failure to recognize or report impending labor, and increased risks of fetal abuse, neonaticide or maternal suicide, the FDA warned.
treatment of defendants in neonaticide cases, (96) the insanity defense,
There is anecdotal evidence that women who abandon infants or commit neonaticide may deny that they are pregnant and have compromised ability to make rational decisions (Friedman, Horwitz, & Resnick, 2005).
Neonaticide thus appears as a solution when an unwanted pregnancy risks creating a family scandal, or the loss of one's partner or a satisfying lifestyle," noted the authors.
Children: Neonaticide, Infanticide, and Filicide (New York, 2000);
They consider intentional head injury, neonaticide, intentional suffocation, inflicted fatal thoracic and abdominal injuries, child abuse by drowning, supporting evidence in physical child abuse, intentional starvation/malnutrition and dehydration, providing pediatric poisoning in the courtroom, and timing of death and injuries.
In addition to her private practice, she is a nationally known forensic expert in women's reproductive mental health and works with defense counsels in cases of infanticide, pregnancy denial and neonaticide.
But in the culture of life, decent goals like preventing neonaticide are put into the subtle service of the movement's larger cause: protecting the unborn by every means possible.