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Proposed bill would recognize postpartum psychosis as a defense for moms who kill infants

March 24, 2009

Under a bill introduced in the Texas Legislature, postpartum mental disorder would be recognized as a legal defense for women who kill their children. If lawmakers approve the measure, Texas would be the first state to have an infanticide law. Even if the infanticide bill becomes law, however, the insanity defense would still be an option for women charged with such crimes.

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