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Canadian infanticide case

Here is the LifeSiteNews story about a stunning case in Canada. http://www.lifesitenews.com/judge-rules-no-jail-time-for-infanticide-because-canada-accepts-abortion.html In 2005, a 19 year old woman gave birth to a baby and then killed the newborn. After several failed efforts to prosecute her for 2d degree murder, she was convicted of the lesser charge of infanticide. The judge gave her a suspended sentence, […]

Infanticide or Murder? Canada’s shifting answer

What is the proper legal response to a mother killing her infant child? In Desperate Measures: Rationalizing the Crime of Infanticide, Canadian law professor Isabel Grant examines the crime of infanticide and issues of statutory interpretation that are currently before the Canadian courts. “The article examines the recent trend towards charging women who kill their […]