I will never be able to understand a mother that chooses the abuser over her own children.
It is not just those that choose the abuser that need to hear this message. Those that choose silence are also giving consent.
"Silence in the face of evil is itself evil: God will not hold us guiltless. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act." Dietrich Bonhoeffer
“I swore never to be silent whenever and wherever human beings endure suffering and humiliation. We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.” Elie Wiesel
"To sin by silence when they should protest makes cowards of men." Abraham Lincoln