Teen Moms & Infanticide Several recent cases of neonaticide -- killing a newborn within 24-hours of its birth -- by teenage parents have raised troubling questions about what kind of punishment such acts deserve. Some social critics advocate harsh treatment and the fullest criminal prosecution for young people who seem indifferent to the life they've created. But many doctors and social workers say the phenomenon has always existed -- occurring in all socioeconomic backgrounds. The real question is how to prevent it.
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Teen Moms & Infanticide

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Teen Moms & Infanticide

Teen Moms & Infanticide

Teen Moms & Infanticide

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Several recent cases of neonaticide — killing a newborn within 24-hours of its birth — by teenage parents have raised troubling questions about what kind of punishment such acts deserve. Some social critics advocate harsh treatment and the fullest criminal prosecution for young people who seem indifferent to the life they've created. But many doctors and social workers say the phenomenon has always existed — occurring in all socioeconomic backgrounds. The real question is how to prevent it.