Infants and Ideology

Novak, Michael
February 1983
National Review;2/4/1983, Vol. 35 Issue 2, p124
The article discusses the politics and economics of death among infants. According to the United Nations' Children's Fund, 10.3 million infants under the age of one died in 1982, while 122 million were born. This is clearly an improvement from previous statistics, but it should also be noted that there are less reasons why they should die. Thoughtful consideration reveal that these infants die under socialist or traditional Catholic political economies. This proves that ideology can kill. Someday infants in great numbers will not die unnecessarily because the young elite of today would learn from the mistakes of their predecessors.


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