Actually you can. Terrible parents who neglect or abuse their kids don’t really love them. Love is action, love is taking care of your kids, love is sacrificing.I don't think she actually loves her children.
I know you can't really assume that based on bad or even terrible parenting, but it's just my impression.
Shitty parents “love” their kids just like domestic abuser love their spouses. Just saying the words and/or being nice inbetween abuse isn’t love.
Maybe abusive parents love kids in their own warped definition of the word but it’s not worthy of the title.