January 24, 2013 (NCRegister) – When I was younger, I was always particularly shocked when I heard about societies where it was common to abandon or kill unwanted newborns.
In college I once read a particularly graphic description of a family in ancient Greece “discarding” a newborn baby girl. I was shocked to the point of breathlessness. I was also horribly confused: How could normal people be okay with this, let alone participate in it? Nobody I knew would do that! Were people that different back then?!