I am sure you have heard about THIS STORY. The mom in France was pregnant 8 different times, carried the babies to term, delivered them herself and then smothered them and hid their bodies. (If you haven't read the article, please follow the link) She finally came forward and confessed... after the new homeowners found the 6 baby corpses in the garage of her father's home. But now they are trying to decide on her punishment and whether 'According to Time, Cottrez may suffer from psychotic pregnancy denial, which they describe as a "quasi-schizophrenic condition in which women either don't realize or cannot accept that they are with child - not even enough to have an abortion." ' Which it sounds like could make her less likely to receive a full/real sentence. Here is another article on this story.
I know post-partum depression is a real thing and there are other types of mental illness that can affect new mothers. But how far should that explanation go? Where is the line between illness, awareness, and evil? Is it fair that mom's with post-partum or other mental illnesses get off easy or easier for killing their own children? What do you think should happen to this woman in particular?
This could get heated. Please be honest but respectful. Let's keep this discussion going in the comments. I will add more on my opinion after the initial opinions are voiced.