Why do so many people seem to defend female child abusers?

It seems like whenever the topic of female child abusers comes up, people are really quick to say that maybe they had postpartum depression or some other type of mental illness and while it’s not unlikely that these women are mentally ill, it feels like people are trying to justify their actions. They go on and on about how hard it must be for the women who think of murdering their children. And then they’ll talk about how maybe these moms don’t have access to mental help/medication which apparently means the abused children just have to stay with their mothers because there are absolutely no other options . I do feel for these women, I know battling a mental illness is extremely hard but if you have a child in your care and you feel like you might hurt them, you need to call the police. Or at least call someone to come pick up your child. Just do something so that that baby is safe. I hope these women get the help they need but the safety of children should always be top priority. Always.

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Why do so many people seem to defend female child abusers?