Again people were looking for another thing to be enthusiastic about, hating on unwed mothers. This is a problem that really still exists to this day. The same sort of controversy is associated with abortions today. Having a baby out of wedlock, as a youth especially, is still looked down upon, and when people go to extremes to avoid having a child for various reasons, they are ridiculed. Infanticide is an extreme version of this, but it’s the same sort of concept. Women get so much ridicule and discrimination, they really are just doing whatever they can to protect themselves as much as possible.