Infanticide Bill Being Considered

CrimeCrime, Law and JusticeHomicideDeathHarbordale Elementary School

The Texas Legislature is considering a bill that would give some women who kill their children a legal defense. Under a proposed legislative measure, Texas would become the first state to have an infanticide law. Democratic state representative Jessica Farrar of Houston filed the bill this month that would allow postpartum mental disorder to be used as a legal defense for women who kill their children. The bill applies to women who commit the crime within a year of giving birth.

Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times
Comments
Loading