Harvard psychologist Steven Pinker asserts that infanticide has biological roots. He claims that ancient humans were picky about which babies they would raise to maturity.
This is an excellent move, a very visible and enthusiastic support for human exceptionalism and equal moral worth.
Imagine feeling the need to justify your existence before a Congressional subcommittee.
At Nuremberg, doctors were hanged for killing babies for exactly the reasons (a “healing treatment”) mentioned here.