Is the Casey Anthony trial, and verdict, a mom's issue? And how can we turn the outrage over Caylee's death into something that could help other children?
Mothers seem to be responding with special intensity to the acquital of Anthony in connection with the death of her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee. Caylee's fate -- and the lack of answers around her death -- is certainly frustrating and heartbreaking for anyone who's ever loved a child.
"There's some of the dark side and the fear," the New York Times' Lisa Belkin told TODAY. "It's what we're all afraid of. On the one hand you have fierce love for children and women who cannoy possibly understand how a mother acts like that. On the other hand you have the moments of rage in your own life, and the moments when you really wish you hadn't gotten into this. Is this that, writ large?"
Where do we go from here? Ann Curry quoted one mom on Twitter: "Let's all remember how much we cared about this one little girl, and try to help all little abused kids even more now."
Here's a link to a list of organizations that help neglected and abused children.
You can find toll-free numbers for reporting child abuse in every state by clicking here. And the national child abuse hotline is 1-800-4-A-CHILD. It's run by Child Help -- you can learn more by clicking here.
And if you'd like to escape the Casey Anthony coverage with something totally different, click here to read a heartwarming story about Star Wars fans uniting to help a sick little girl.