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AMERICAN GIRLS DODGE MATERNITY TOO
MUCH WINE AND EDUCATION
Mrs. Robert Liggett and Her Son.
Spokane, Wash., June 12. Amer
ican girls are dodging maternity.
America must depend upon its im
migrant women to keep up the race.
Morality with the average girl is
now a question not so much of con
science, but of common sense.
The society girl drinks too much
wine and wears her corsets too tight.
These are the opinions of Mrs.
Robert Liggett of St. Paul, Minn.,
whose lectures on "twilight sleep"
and rather sensational discussions of
the problems of motherhood have
startled various audiences in north
Sh has expressed strikingly de
cided views on the need of radical
laws controlling the propagation of
the human race. In her lecture in
Seattle she declared that the pain
attendant during maternity is suffi
cient in itself. to explode the "old
fashioned notions about the sacred
ness of motherhood." In other cities
she has visited her statements have
been equally as frank.
"Poor breeders" was her desfgna-.
tion of American women in her talk
to Spokane women.
"The word 'breeder' may not be in
the lexicon of the well brought up
girl," said Mrs. Liggett, "but the fact
remains that it is one of the funda
mental purposes of womanhood.
"I do not say that American woaia