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May 17, 1918

 https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn88085187/1918-05-17/ed-1/seq-1/

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Dr Lindsay Wynekoop, a government employed morality worker, defends the babies being presented to the race by unwed mothers. At her address to the Mothers Convention she argues with men fighting that women's role to reproduce is ever more important even when not sanctioned by marriage.

Source: "U.S. Worker Takes Side with Unwed War Mother," The Tacoma Times, Tacoma, Washington, May 17, 1918. Page 1, Column 7.

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