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Modest Proposals

We will make ironic modest proposals for alternative visions of child protection in the spirit of Johnathon Swift who wrote the satirical essay:

A Modest Proposal:
For preventing the Children of Poor People From being a Burthen to Their Parents or Country, and For making them Beneficial to the Publick

in which he laid out a ‘modest proposal’ for impoverished Irish mothers to ease their economic troubles by selling their children as food for rich gentlemen and ladies.

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