From governments that enact population-limiting legislation or commit wholesale neonaticide, to families who purposely allow a weak, infirm, or unfavorably gendered infant to perish rather than expend limited resources, neonaticide, infanticide, and filicide, are practiced on every continent and by every level of cultural complexity.
Children: An Endangered Species Throughout History. Neonaticide in Theory and in History: Who are the Perpetrators of Neonaticide? Motives for Murder. Neonaticide and Its Alternatives. Neonaticide and the Law. Infanticide and Filicide by Parents and Their Surrogates. Neonaticide, Infanticide, Filicide, and the Law. Choice and Reproduction: Political and Other Arguments. Child Homicide: Preventive Measures. Concluding Thoughts and Recommendations.