Infanticide Rare?

I suppose I should be appreciative of the fact that it is still news and people are still appalled when women birth babies and subsequently kill them.

However, a quote from a CBC news article caught my eye this evening,

“Two Calgary women have been charged with infanticide in less than a week, but that doesn’t mean it is widespread, experts in Calgary say.”

Oh really?  In 2008 over 12,000 abortions were performed in Alberta.  That’s approximately one abortion for every four live births.

We kill one in five of our children before they even have chance to draw breath, and yet calmly say that infanticide is rare?


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  1. Janet said

    It’s more than likely that a high abortion rate impacts infanticides.

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