Moms must do more to protect children

We should all be disturbed with the ever-increasing incidents of child abuse. Beyond the abhorrent people who commit these atrocious and cowardly acts, let us focus on the inattentive mothers who have failed miserably as their child’s protectors.

I refer to the women whose devotion is to their morally deficient companions, who have either killed or severely injured their child. For it is too often that the perpetrator is absolved by their silent, complicit partner.

I plead with mothers who can control or avert these tragedies. Your child was not brought into this world to be someone’s punching bag or your sacrificial lamb.

Elizabeth Ruggiero

West Seneca