The text on this poster comes from Bertholt Brecht's "The Ballade of Paragraph 218" (1929)
“Please, doctor. I’ve missed my monthly...”
Why, this is simply great!
If I may put it bluntly
You’re raising our birthrate.
“Please, doctor, now we’re homeless...”
But you’ll have a bed somewhere
So best put your feet up, moan less
And force yourself to grin and bear.
You’ll make a simply splendid little mummy
Producing cannon-fodder from your tummy
That’s what your body’s for, and you know it,
And it’s laid down by law
And now get this straight:
You’ll soon be a mother, just wait.