Kate said- You don't know about Hebrew culture's, you have been mistaken on many threads. My question to you is.... Why are you bringing this up on this thread?
Sam, you're going to have to look into that for yourself, since you shouldn't take anything you read on a forum without verifying. HOWEVER, your inability to do so also don't give you the right to tell others they're wrong, unless you can back that claim.
Start with infanticide in the ancient World:
Then Google for 'ancient Hebrew infanticide birth defects', maybe looking at a book written by Francesca Stavrakopoulou, Professor of Hebrew Bible and Ancient Religion in the University of Exeter's department of Theology and Religion, who's main focus of research is Israelite and Judahite history and religion. She wrote a book called, King Manasseh and Child Sacrifice: Biblical Distortions of Historical Realities. (BZAW 338). Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, 2004
I'm sure she'd be glad to hear your insight on the subject of ancient Hebrew practices, based on her research into findings from archaelogy throughout Israel and examination of written records which confirmed the practice (and is hinted at, in the Torah). The proviso is that as long as the child with defects was put to death before the 8th day, it was not considered murder, but actually a required action by Jehovah to avoid individuals being societal dead-weight (remember, the physical requirements for Levites to serve in the Temple and even for individuals to enter to worship required physical purity, i.e. free from such physical imperfections, free from such defects).
Oh, on this:
Kate said- IMO your statement does not belong.
Re-read my post carefully, and see if you can follow the absract thoughts I presented. If you still think it doesn't belong to support my point, trust me on this one, it's all on you.