From the sex ratios in the St. Germain-des-Pres and Farfa surveys, some scholars have hypothesized a policy of infanticide. The sex ratio among children was 143 boys to 100 girls at St. Germain and 136 to 100 at Farfa, figures that have been used to argue the killing of female infants. But, although infanticide may indeed have been practiced, in the eyes of most scholars the evidence of the 2 surveys is inconclusive (for adults at Farfa the ratio inexplicably becomes 103 to 100) and may better be attributed to other factors, including idiosyncrasies of reporting. Furthermore, the 3rd survey, that of St. Victor, shows girls outnumbering boys by a ratio of 100 to 93. 
In 1610 a woman accused of infanticide admitted the crime and named the place where she had buried the victim. Despite the fact that no remains were found at the spot indicated, she was executed; the judges were most unwilling to condemn, but, as the law stood, her confession left them no alternative. 
Infanticide was punished with merciless severity. No consideration was taken of the misery of the betrayed mother who found herself abandoned to infamy without any hope of escape save by ridding herself of the offspring of her sin. But even worse than the heavy penalty was the circumstance that, of all the gaping multitude who crowded round the place of execution, none felt the monstrousness of the sentence. The death penalty was a matter of course that troubled the consciences of none of them, whereas the man who, as seducer, was after all the co-partner in guilt, was merely banished. According to the celebrated Karolina Criminal Code of the Emperor Charles V (1500-1558), a woman guilty of infanticide was to be buried alive or impaled, and the penalty of death by drowning was to be inflicted only where ‘water for the purpose was conveniently at hand.’
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