Title

Introduction: Rethinking the Criminalization of Childbirth: Infanticide in Premodern Europe and the Modern Americas

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

5-2021

Publication Title

Law and History Review

DOI

https://doi.org/10.1017/S0738248020000541

ISSN

1939-9022

Abstract

On October 2, 2020, a newborn infant girl was discovered in the trash in an airport bathroom in Doha, Qatar. There was a rush to secure the infant's life, which was successful. There was a rush, also, to find the infant's mother, an effort that involved subjecting several women to intrusive physical examinations to determine if they had recently given birth, leading, eventually, to international outcry.

Comments

Copyright © The Author(s), 2021. Published by Cambridge University Press on behalf of the American Society for Legal History

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