Introduction: Rethinking the Criminalization of Childbirth: Infanticide in Premodern Europe and the Modern Americas
Law and History Review
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.
McDougall, Sara, Felicity M. Turner.
"Introduction: Rethinking the Criminalization of Childbirth: Infanticide in Premodern Europe and the Modern Americas."
Law and History Review, 39 (2): 225-228: Cambridge University Press.
doi: 10.1017/S0738248020000541 source: https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/law-and-history-review/article/introduction-rethinking-the-criminalization-of-childbirth-infanticide-in-premodern-europe-and-the-modern-americas/3A55BBF7792449C8B25C4581920403B5
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