Hey girls, so another thread in a different board game me the idea to ask this question: should it be illegal for pregnant women to drink or smoke during their pregnancy? Why or why not?
I don't think anything like this would ever make it into law (or if it's even ever been brought before the courts before) but should it? If a mother chooses to keep her baby but continues to drink and/or smoke during that pregnancy, she definitely poses the risk of damaging the baby somehow... a baby that would have been perfectly healthy if she would have abstained from such behaviors until after she gave birth. I know this can lead into the old abortion debate, as anyone pro-choice believes that the mother has the right to do with her body whatever she pleases, but does that same point of view apply when we're talking about a woman that wants to keep her baby but still does these things?