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  • noun The murder of a newborn.


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  • ROBI LUDWIG, PSYCHOTHERAPIST: Here ` s what we know about neonaticide, which is actually the elimination or killing of a child within 24 hours of its birth.

    CNN Transcript Jan 9, 2006 2006

  • Judicial systems in other countries treat neonaticide very differently.

    Cradles To Coffins 2008

  • And also, this is a neonaticide, which means that the baby was killed within 24 hours, and therefore, you only have a 24-hour range to look at.

    CNN Transcript May 13, 2008 2008

  • And then inversely, we see women who do infanticide or neonaticide of a baby that ` s very young, thrown away in a dumpster or worse, killed and then thrown away.

    CNN Transcript May 6, 2008 2008

  • LUDWIG: Well, this was not quite neonaticide, because the child miraculously survived.

    CNN Transcript Oct 9, 2006 2006

  • But what we have found with mothers who have committed neonaticide is it ` s due a lot to circumstances, fear that they ` ll be found out as being pregnant or that they themselves will lose love or relationship, and that later on in the lives, when their circumstances are right, they can be great parents.

    CNN Transcript Oct 9, 2006 2006

  • Virtually all neonaticide cases involve women who confuse the initial stages of labor with a need to defecate.

    Neonaticide : When Mothers Kill Their Newborns 2005

  • Women and girls who commit neonaticide tend to be exceedingly passive, and they respond to pregnancy with a combination of denial, wishful fantasy, and terror.

    Neonaticide : When Mothers Kill Their Newborns 2005

  • In spite of the fact that the girls and women who commit neonaticide reflect the full range of socio-economic backgrounds, when one considers their personal financial resources, as distinct from those of their families, they are invariably quite vulnerable. n10 This factor is quite important because these women are so convinced that having a baby will jeopardize their current living situations.

    Neonaticide : When Mothers Kill Their Newborns 2005

  • Hrdy shows that neonaticide is sometimes to the benefit of the mother, in which case she has no qualms about offing the kid.

    Bell curves Sean 2005


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