This is an extract for a story in the Courier Mail by Margaret Wenham 26/6/12
I honestly don’t understand how people can do this to their children whatever their age. Children are so defenseless. To have your father or your mother or some other relative you trust hurt you like this is inconceivable. The other day a man jumped off the bridge with his baby. The poor baby died but the man survived. What would drive people to do this? There have been so many cases we have seen on the news where people take out their frustrations, anger, and bitterness on their vulnerable children. Maybe drugs and alcohol are involved, or the perpetrator is seeking revenge on their partner, but whatever the cause these poor children should be protected. There was a case a while ago where the father drowned his 3 children in a car. Drove it into a lake and left them there to die. I cannot imagine what was going through those poor, terrified children’s minds when the father they loved and trusted did that. It haunts me to this day and I suspect always will. There has to be something that society can do to protect these poor little children.