What is Infanticide?
Deliberately causing the death of an infant, usually a newborn with a handicap; either directly or indirectly by refusing to give baby food, water and necessary medical care.
“Infanticide is happening in hospitals throughout the country, even in prestigious medical centers.” -Dr. C. Everett Koop.
Infanticide is illegal in every state in this country but most cases are never brought to public attention and no parent or physician has been convicted. No one has the right to judge that another person’s life is not worth living. Every human has basic right to life.
Doctors are not obliged to use “extraordinary” or “heroic” means to save every sick infant, if recovery chance is very poor and would only prolong the dying process.
Content provided courtesy of pennlife.org