Medicine: Surname

In condoning bastardy, North Dakota and Arizona are the most liberal States in the Union. Every child born on their soil is considered legitimate. At the other end of the legal spectrum are Texas, Louisiana and Virginia which forbid a local bastard to search out his father.

At an angle, stand Massachusetts and California which help a bastard out by not requiring a statement of his illegitimacy on his birth certificate. When he signs up for college, applies for a job or supplies a statement for Who's Who, he can omit parental names and...

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