Growing up in the fifties/sixties, white, healthy working class woman, before reliable contraception, legalised abortion, when having an illegitimate child trashed any prospect of a respectable career or good marriage as you were stigmatised for life, you knew the cost of any “mistake” resulting from an interaction with a man, concensual or otherwise.
Bear in mind I grew up in Northern Ireland, just north of the border of Magdelene Laundry country.
You knew what happened if you had a healthy, white, illegitimate baby. Forced adoption. On the other hand if you had a handicapped or coloured baby, they would pull out all stops to enable you to keep it.
Then the culture changed. Reliable, available contraception, even for the unmarried; legal abortion; the stigma of illegitimacy removed so that women could get and keep their jobs = the supply of healthy, white babies, from good (not criminal nor insane) backgrounds dried up.
But they still want those babies. But now women can no longer be forced or tricked into having them just to give them up, where can they be found?
Working class MARRIED couples. Normal people who were married, in the fifties and sixties never worried that someone would take their baby away from them. That only happened to single women.
But times have changed. Single women are no longer producing free babies, and somebody has to provide them. So now the baby-snatchers are going after married people .
Growing up in the fifties/sixties I realised the biggest social threat I faced was being tricked into having a baby I could not support, so remaining childless became an over-riding priority in my life. (And I succeeded. Not having children is the best thing I never did).
But now marriage is no protection, married people are going to have to think the way single women had to think, decades ago, for their own protection. Perhaps choosing a marriage partner of a different colour?
(Ladies, there is a lot of variety out there and some of the colours are very nice!)