Tech mag asks: Should we really investigate cold cases involving murdered or abandoned infants?

Medium’s science publication, Future Human, has an article out this week investigating the new technologies being used to solve cold cases involving murdered or abandoned infant children.

The weird thing about the article is that it comes across as sympathetic toward the mothers who commit said crimes. In fact, it’s hard to read the article and not come away with the distinct impression that the author believes these unsolved crimes ought to remain unsolved for the sake of the mothers who perpetrate them.

“DNA Is Now Solving Decades-Old Newborn Killings,” reads the article’s headline. Its subhead adds, “Genealogy databases are
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