25 May New York: Let That Expectant Mother Drink!
A pregnant woman is well aware that she should not drink alcohol, but even if she does order something alcoholic at a restaurant or bar, that establishment could refuse her that drink. Clearly, it is all for the good of the woman and her baby, but have you considered that the refusal could be discrimination?
That is how New York City sees this and they are now making it a law that restaurants and bars cannot refuse a pregnant woman an alcoholic drink. Studies have shown that a small amount of alcohol consumption will not harm the baby, but consumption should still be very closely monitored. People against this law and “practice” of expectant mothers taking the occasional glass of wine would argue child abuse. It is a touchy subject with many fine lines. What are your thoughts?
In the more harmful situations, where the expectant mother is very clearly over-drinking, the police and rehab groups may get involved. These are generally unwelcome but, necessary, in order to ensure a healthy mother and baby.
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