Concealing Birth

Concealing Birth

Concealing a birth is the act of a parent (or other responsible person) failing to report the birth of a child. The term is sometimes used to refer to hiding the birth of a child from friends or family, but is most often used when the appropriate authorities have not been informed about a stillbirth or the death of a newborn. This is a crime in many countries, with varying punishments.

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Concealing Birth - United States
... In the United States, concealing birth was once a crime punishable by Capital Punishment ... Massachusetts was the last person to be put to death for concealing the birth/death of an infant ... Concealing birth remains illegal in many states ...

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