Ghanaians ban ‘spirit child’ killing

The BBC reports:

Local leaders in northern Ghana have announced the abolition of the ritual killing of babies born with physical disabilities, who were believed to have been possessed by evil spirits.

“Spirit children” were thought to have been a sign of impending misfortune and given a poisonous drink to kill them.

One campaigner told the BBC that improved healthcare and education meant such beliefs were becoming less common.

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One response to “Ghanaians ban ‘spirit child’ killing”

  1. gwilsonfans says :

    Sorry, I think killing babies is wrong. I think it’s horrible some countries ever allow murdering disabled babies. I am not being racist. I’m glad Ghana has banned murdering disabled babies.

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