What is Infanticide?

Infanticide is the act of killing an infant. It could mean either murdering the child after birth, or murdering the child while inside the womb, through abortion. Economic reasons have also been a factor in the rise of infanticide cases. In certain countries, female infants are more prone to experiencing infanticide because of the gender-selectiveness of some societies. In the animal kingdom, infanticide is also present where the mature animal kills a young offspring.