Tuesday, June 20, 2006

What do you notice about this photo? It was taken in the 1950s at a Salvation Army home for unmarried mothers. I imagine most of these babies would have been adopted out. At that time a mother could only get an emergency sickness benefit for a few months while she breastfed the child, and less frequently, a longer term unemployment benefit was granted, but ultimately if she wanted to keep her child she had to make her own arrangements either with family support or care paid for while she worked. Be honest. Have we really improved matters with the statutory DPB?

2 comments:

george said...

1/-Of 13 babies 11 look to have darker complexions.

2/- The nurses look to be a happy lot.

Doug Hornby said...

Lord, I thought stupid comments were the province of Canadian and American Left wingers.