Note the plural. She tossed three babies- by her own admission, still alive- in the garbage. One was rescued and survived. She had a fourth child while in police custody. Probably the safest place for that kid to be born. Her excuse was, and I quote: "I wasn't normal."
The lightness of the sentence rankles. In Canada we have easy access to pretty much every form of birth control available. We have unrestricted access to abortion. (no, I am not advocating either). And yet this still happened. This was murder, period, and she should be treated as a murderer, and not get a light sentence because she was...whatever she and the court think she was.
Why would an admitted double murderer with an admitted third attempted murder get only 18 months? It is, I believe, because the lives of the three children were not deemed of sufficient value to bring down the full weight of the law. This is a hell of a time for the law to start agreeing with prolifers that there is hardly any difference between a child about to be born and one that is born.