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?