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Infanticide as Family Planning

John on February 25, 2008 at 3:34 pm

A state governor in Germany is being taken to task for his suggestion that frequent infanticide is a legacy of communism in East Germany:

Wolfgang Böhmer, governor of the eastern state of Saxony-Anhalt, faces opposition calls to resign after he said women in the east had “a more casual approach to new life” than in the west.

Böhmer, who trained as a gynaecologist, was responding to research showing that the risk of a baby being killed by its mother is three to four times higher in the east than it is in the west of Germany.

Barely a month goes by in Germany without media reports of infanticide.

What’s clear is that Böhmer isn’t just talking idly. He has personal experience with the casual attitude toward life he’s discussing:

“Some came to us in the hospital and just said with a grin ‘get rid of it’ because they had booked a vacation on the Black Sea coast. That attitude to life has influenced today’s attitude. I have the impression that child killings — and there always been — are a means of family planning.”

I’ve said as much on many occasions including nearly every time someone discovers a dumpster baby here in the US. Sometimes the link is even murkier, such as when infanticide takes place in an abortion clinic itself. In any case, it’s nice to see someone in a position of responsibility saying so even if it offends the sensitive ears of PC-Germans.

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