Open Discussion: Child Abuse Laws State by State

Follow this link and choose your state to see what the law says about Child Abuse. 

http://www.meritcd.com/childabuse/abuselaws.php?state=MT&submit=View+This+State%27s+Laws+on+Child+Abuse

My question is: Why is it not uniform across the country and why is Child Abuse not a Federal Law with Federal time served in prison?

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