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Banning Liquor Sales to Pregnant Women

Written by Eliza Player on Tuesday, 03 April 2012. Posted in Breaking News, Alcohol

Banning Liquor Sales to Pregnant Women

According to a British paper, The Telegraph , South Africa has one of the world’s highest rates of alcoholism, and in turn, the country also has one of the highest rates of fetal Alcohol Syndrome.  In an effort to help this problem, South Africa proposed legislation banning retail stores from selling alcohol to pregnant women.

I worked as a server for many years in a state that required all servers to attend a lengthy class about responsible service of alcohol, highlighting many of the state laws throughout the class.   In our country, we do not have the right to refuse a pregnant woman alcohol.  It is her choice to drink, and to refuse her service could be considered discrimination.

Do you think the government should have the power to refuse alcohol to all pregnant women?

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Eliza Player

Eliza Player

I have been writing as long as I can remember, even carrying tattered notebooks with me through the streets and strip clubs of New Orleans, in the midst of my heroin addiction. I lived a life saturated in heroin until Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans, leaving me to fend for myself, eventually facing my demons and coming face to face with my addiction. I have been clean for five years, and since then I have become a mother, graduated college, and started a writing career. I have a B.A. in Mass Media Communication, with a minor in Journalism. I have also written one published book, Through Both Hell and High Water: A Memoir of Addiction and Hurricane Katrina, which tells the story of those dark days I spent in New Orleans after the storm, battling with addiction amidst a natural disaster. I am the blogger and news curator for RecoveryNowTV, and I love sharing the stories of the world, as well as my own personal journey, with my readers. I hope that my words can touch others out there, struggling with addiction.

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