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A landmark report by a United Nations commission of inquiry in 2014 detailed a litany of abuses committed in North Korea over the decades, including torture, hard labor in political prison camps, forced abortions and infanticide, and brainwashing.
To the author’s chagrin, infanticide was also borne out by research.
She was convicted in Williamson County of infanticide and sentenced to 99 years in prison for killing Chelsea.
The root cause of the murder of girls (gendercide), whether through feticide or infanticide, is the hideously distorted view of a girl’s value.
Immature animals get eaten far more often than adults, and this makes larvicide (or infanticide) the most common form of cannibalism in the animal kingdom.
Practices that were once crimes, like fornication and adultery, or that are still crimes, like incest, infanticide, and rape, generally lie outside the scope of his concern.
For decades Cheney has documented infanticide in baboons in Botswana, where the behavior accounts for at least 50 percent of all infant deaths.
In chimpanzees and other primates that kill each other, infanticide is the most common form of killing.
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Origin and Etymology of infanticide
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INFANTICIDE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of infanticide for English Language Learners
: the act of killing a baby
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