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originally posted by: dollukka
a reply to: bobs_uruncle
What i am saying is that those mothers who knew they are pregnant and choose to drink should be charged of abuse. They knew drinking could harm their child but even then they chose to drink. FAS is not genetic its organic. FAS non drinking adults can give a birth to normal kids.
Saw a BBC document which interviewed binge drinking pregnant women, they all knew what can happen to the fetus and were fully informed about FAS in maternity clinic, these mothers said in documentary that estimate of getting FAS child is 1.5 to 1000 babies so they all were in conclusion it won´t happen to them. We know what alcohol does to fetus and its not pretty. Should they really get "free card" and held innocent in these cases.. NO. Should those people who drink and drive and kill or injure others when they drive under influence be given "get free" card also. NO.
Very similar all of those drinking people knew exactly what they were doing and knew exactly what might happen.
Every case is different i am talking about binge mothers who knew what they were doing. FAS is still much studied and some say it not only first trimester when things in the womb can get wrong. Babies brains evolve all the time and for example fetus achieve dreaming in third trimester. Binge mothers when their water breaks their amniotic fluid even smells alcohol.
These mothers should be charged and make them pay, not many of them actually can keep their babies as they are unable to deal with a FAS child so many kids end up to adoption. What i am saying these birth mothers who were doing this delibarately should be involved in kids future in financial way at least to help a bit with decent future to these kids.