[16]           By the 17th century children no longer shared beds with their parents. There were laws against it, and they were the results of incidents of poor parents confessing to their priests that one of them had accidentally rolled over on their infants while sleeping.

   Suspecting that those poor, desperate parents actually strangled their children in this way, because they couldn’t afford to feed them, was the cause of these laws, which were enacted to stop this infanticide.

Do you think that we as a society have  an obligation towards the children, or is it up to the parents to take responsibility for feeding their offspring?
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