National Council for the Unmarried Mother and Her Child.
EVELYN HOUSE, 62, OXFORD STREET, LONDON, W.1.
Lord Henry Cavendish Bentinck, M.P.
Mrs. H. A. L. Fisher,
THE BASTARDY BILL, 1920.
THE CHIEF POINTS OF THE BILL.
1. It divides the responsibility of parenthood as equally as possible between both parents.
2. It provides for the guardianship of illegitimate children whose parents, either one or both, are individually unfit for any reason to assume the responsibility of guardianship.
3. It throws on the State the responsibility for establishing paternity by measures which have proved effective in other countries using the same legislation.
4. When paternity is admitted permanent arrangements, in the interests of the child, can be made without publicity to either parent.
5. The financial provision is left to the Court so that it may be allocated in accordance with the financial position of both parents.
6. It gives the right to legitimation in the event of the marriage of the parents.
most important of all from the victim's point of view, i.e. the child
Please support the Bill by sending up Resolutions to your Member of Parliament, the Prime Minister and the Minister of Health.