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An article published in The Guardian on May 18, 2017 caused some controversy and discussion.
Warning pregnant women over dangers of alcohol goes too far, experts say
In the article various organizations and “experts” (in particular The British Pregnancy Advisory Service) feel the message of no alcohol during pregnancy scares women and is not based on reliable evidence.
Women are being unfairly alarmed by official guidelines that warn them to avoid alcohol completely during pregnancy, experts claim. Some mothers-to-be may even be having an abortion because they are worried they have damaged their unborn child by drinking too much, it is claimed.
“We need to think hard about how risk is communicated to women on issues relating to pregnancy. There can be real consequences to overstating evidence or implying certainty when there isn’t any,” said Clare Murphy, director of external affairs at BPAS, the contraception and abortion charity.
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