A question for libertarians
...though anyone is free to chime in if they wish. I have long been tormented by the question of whether a libertarian society (particularly an anarchist one such as I advocate) would be worse at protecting abused and neglected children than the democratic/bureaucratic one we currently have. If there is no government, what if parents start physically or sexually abusing their children? What if parents neglect to feed their infants or toddlers?
I would appreciate other libertarians' thoughts on this. Anyone's opinion or comments are welcome as long as they're polite.