Infanticide Act

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  • The Inhumane Act Of Female Infanticide In India

    country and its inhabitants. The issue I am referring to is the ongoing, inhumane act of female infanticide. Female infanticide can be described as the deliberate killing of female infants, immediately or soon after birth. It has a history spanning several centuries, and has been practiced in every continent, culture, and society in the world. Female Infanticide is most common in the western and northern regions of India. Although being classified as a criminal offense, female infanticide continues to be an extremely under reported crime.…

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  • Nature And Nurture In Children

    Neonatocide is common in other countries for ritual killings, sex-selections, and to kill off physically abnormal babies. It is common in Canada, India, and China. Neonatocide accounts for 45% of child deaths by parents. Only 2 cases appear that are committed by fathers (Oberman, 2002). Infanticide is the killing of child(ren) within the first year of life; the killing of an infant (Infanticide Act 1938). Based on the Infanticide Act, infanticide has to be caused by a disturbed mind and…

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  • Essay On Neonaticide

    The act of neonaticide has been going on for hundreds and thousands of years throughout different regions and cultures. Neonaticide is defined as the killing of a child during the first twenty-four hours of life. Both Jan Hoffman the author of “An Infant’s Death and Ancient Debate” and Steven Pinker the author of “Why They Kill Their Newborns” discuss why mothers are able to kill their newborns and how this type of infanticide has been going on for hundreds of years in many different places and…

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  • Root Cause Analysis: Female Infanticide

    The objective of this assessment is to identify a social problem in the international context, determine the people affected, possible causes of the problem and who may benefit. After the assessment of the problem, a plan for advocacy can be designed to address the issue. As an international social worker, working for a non-government agency, my organization would address female infanticide, specifically in India. Infanticide and feticide encompasses the murder of newborn children or sex…

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  • Deng Xiaoping's One-Child Policy

    China’s government enforced financial punishments with heavy fines to make sure citizens obeyed the law in place. Not only were there financial punishments, but also, women were forced to have sterilizations, abortions and even participate in infanticide. Daily abortions occurred, about 35,000 abortions every day. while the one-child policy was instated (Gendercide 1). Most of these abortions were female fetuses, because of the desire to have a boy child. “Son preference” was prevalent in China…

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  • China Population Growth

    Another one of the more serious factors happens to be sex ratios. The ratios have been affected due to the previous one child policy, which served as a form of family planning. This has become a real problem whereas, due to the policies, families would choose to have a male rather than a female to fulfill the quota. Female infanticide is evident in China. “Women are missing in their millions-aborted, killed, neglected to death” (“Gendercide”). Also, some couples fail to report female selective…

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  • The Negative Effects Of China's One-Child Policy

    grandma said no. I said ‘it’s fine to have a daughter.’ But your grandma wouldn’t budge,” (Mudd). China’s policy was so strict to a point where they forced many families to abandon their daughters. Their boorish acts led to more than 100,000 girls being placed into foster care. Amongst these numbers, the law also prevented over 400 million births. One of the most significant effects of the policy has been on China’s sex ratio. China has a grossly unequal ratio of about 114 males to every 100…

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  • Mary Anne Warren: Infanticide

    Mary Anne Warren- Infanticide In history, with the exception of people not wanting children of Spartans and others along with certain genders, infanticide has almost always been looked down upon. The rights of a human are always greater than that of an animal, even though they might be “potential persons”. Relating to that, I argue in this essay that Mary Anne Warren does not defend her 2nd infanticide argument (“merely potential persons do not have a moral right to become actual-or none that…

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  • Andrea Yates: Mother Or Monster

    McLellan (2006) writes what James Wade Rockwell Professor of Philosophy of Medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch says in regards to the laws of Texas: The law of Texas was built around the M’Naughten rule, which developed from a criminal case that had occurred in Britain in 1843, and describes insanity through a two-part test. First, a person is considered insane if through “disease state of the mind” he or she was unaware of the “nature or quality of the act. Second, a person is…

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  • Abortion In China

    In China there has been a steady increase in the number of “missing women” Qian states that “an estimated 48.4 percent of the population in China and India are female”1. Most of the missing women in the world are in India and China where it is stated there is an estimated deficit of close to seventy million women. The sex imbalance has been documented in richer Asian countries like Taiwan and South Korea. The increase of sex imbalance in these countries has been attributed to neglect of the…

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