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An obstetrician (who is also a feminist) weighs in on the CDC’s “no birth control, no drinking” recommendation

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March 10, 2016

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drwho13
March 11, 2016

I agree Dave; turning that into some kind if ideological polemic is indeed a bit over the top!

dave
March 10, 2016

I am not sure the recommendation defines women as anything , let alone baby incubators.

I suspect the logic goes something like this: (1) alcohol is bad for babies. (2) people often get pregnant without intending to and dont know they have done so for some time. (3) statistically around about 100% of those people are women. (4) If it is possible you are pregnant, better avoid alcohol.

Must you really try to turn that into some kind if ideological polemic ?

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