“The Tale Of As Many Babies As Nature Would Allow”.
This story is tragic and I think the major thing that should be taken away is not that Andrea did what she did to her children, but WHY she did it. Andrea already suffered from mental illness at a young age and having baby after baby, can cause trauma and further deterioration of an already unstable mind. Yes, there was some preplanning there but Andrea is clearly mentally ill and that’s why she’s not in prison, but in a mental facility.
This is why depression needs to be recognized for what it is... an illness. Andrea made several attempts to reach out but in the end, her children paid for everyone’s neglect.