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Baby Hitler

On October 23, The New York Times Magazine caused a stir when they released the results of their reader poll: "If you could go back and kill Hitler as a baby, would you do it?" US presidential candidate Jeb Bush is now the first of the candidates to announce, on video, that he would do so.
posted by Greg Nog on Nov 9, 2015 - 266 comments


An overview of folklore, religion and popular intuition surrounding childbirth, pregnant women, and young infants: abortion by aswang, blood-drinking Lilith, curses from witches, skeletal-faced spirits, and demonic births. content advisory: infant mortality [more inside]
posted by Juliet Banana on Jun 15, 2015 - 5 comments

A controversy in bioethics

When Alberti Giubilini and Francesca Minerva published a provocative paper about the ethics of infanticide in the Journal of Medical Ethics, the hostile response they received included death threats. [more inside]
posted by xchmp on Mar 3, 2012 - 131 comments

Women hold up half the sky

Gendercide, or sex-selective abortion aided by female ifanticide, is soberingly common in coutries where a strong cultural and economic preference for male children exists: 100 million women are "missing" in the Asia-Pacific region, 85% of them in India and China alone. [more inside]
posted by halogen on Mar 9, 2010 - 101 comments

World appears slightly less bad due to supply and demand

The government of Delhi is claiming success in reducing female infanticide by a recent scheme to pay the school fees of poor girls. [more inside]
posted by shothotbot on Sep 1, 2009 - 19 comments

Is anyone out there? Does anyone copy?

A young girl is saved from being buried alive. NSFW [more inside]
posted by sluglicker on Jun 20, 2008 - 36 comments

The True Story of An American Tragedy

100 years ago last July, young Chester Gillette took his pregnant girlfriend Grace Brown boating in a lake in the Adironakes. Out on the water he clubbed her unconscious using a tennis racket he had brought along for the purchase, and threw her body overboard, drowning her & his unborn child. 100 years ago next March, he was put to death for the crime, which went on to become the basis for a great American novel, two movie adaptations (some would say three) & as befits a good tragedy, an opera. It's arguable that the soft lens of history plus the addition of the bias of the book & film adaptations have positioned Gillette in a kinder light than he deserves; his crime itself has never fallen out of vogue, sad to say.
posted by jonson on Sep 14, 2007 - 37 comments

The gay

Father kills toddler over gay fears a man has appeared in US court accused of killing his baby son because of an irrational fear that he would become gay.
posted by brandz on Jul 18, 2005 - 91 comments

Words fail me...

Susan Smith needs pen pals. Remember the woman who killed her two sons by driving her car into a South Carolina lake while they were strapped into their car seats back in 1994? Well, she's 31 and looking for people who are "not judgemental" and "sincere". She's a Christian who enjoys attending church and loves "rainbows, Mickey Mouse, the beach, the mountains, and waterfalls."
posted by Irontom on Jul 10, 2003 - 58 comments

Kill your five children, go to jail.

Kill your five children, go to jail. So, what to do to a mother that decides not to be a mother any more?
posted by dwivian on Jun 20, 2001 - 39 comments

Mom who laughed as she threw child off 14th-floor balcony sentenced

Mom who laughed as she threw child off 14th-floor balcony sentenced... to five years in prison. I'm definitely committing all my murders in Scotland from now on.
posted by rcade on Aug 5, 2000 - 2 comments

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