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carlyprowe
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JimmyRusltler
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Bartenders should be able to deny pregnant women of alcohol.

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Started: 10/20/2013 Category: Health
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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carlyprowe

Con

Regardless of if the women is hurting her baby in choosing to drink alcohol, it is her body and she should be able to make the decision herself. Also, who is the bartender to say that what she is drinking is actually harming her baby? There are people I know of whose doctors said it was okay to drink a glass of wine each night while pregnant. Ultimately, it should be the women's choice.
JimmyRusltler

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I accept the debate.

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Debate Round No. 1
carlyprowe

Con

If a pregnant woman wishes to drink, it should be under her own discretion, not that of the bartender. Should we stop allowing them to drink coffee and dye their hair as well?

http://www.nydailynews.com...

With more studies being done, it seems that maybe a little bit of alcohol during pregnancy in fact causes no harm.

Also, what if a woman is just overweight? It is impolite to assume that a woman is pregnant, how would the bartender prove that she is?
JimmyRusltler

Pro

Thank you for continuing this debate.

Alcohol is harmful to any fetus. Just like children they are developing in many different ways and alcohol can hurt this. Would you serve alcohol to a 4 year old child? Then why would you sell it to a fetus? Whatever the woman has to eat or drink so does the fetus, which is why they usually avoid drugs like nicotine, coffee and alcohol. It can seriously hurt a fetus's health. "When you drink, the alcohol quickly travels through your bloodstream, crosses the placenta, and reaches your baby. Your baby breaks down alcohol more slowly than you do, so she may end up with higher levels of blood alcohol than you have." (http://www.babycenter.com... ). Alcohol consumption while pregnant can cause miscarriages.

I think bartenders should go under assumptions as they do with any other law which gives them grounds not to serve a customer, such as heavy intoxication, underage children and people who have bee previously kicked out. The people who come under this category are told they cannot drink and are sometimes thrown out, now i don't think a pregnant mother should be thrown out of a bar, but they should be not served an alcoholic beverage because of the dangers.

Also 90% of the time you can tell if a woman is pregnant (if you can't you can easily have some pointers on how to) so there can almost be no mistake between a pregnant woman and a non-pregnant woman.

A good point to put this in contrast is flying. Past a certain point a woman is not allowed to fly if they are pregnant, this is because it presents dangers to the baby. This is not left up to the woman's choice and neither should drinking alcohol while pregnant or smoking for that matter.

If it is the case of that it was a mistake to get pregnant then either get an abortion or face the responsibility of having a child because you will only get more responsibilities once the child is born. Giving up alcohol is not easy, but neither is raising and taking good care of a child, which one is more worth it?
Debate Round No. 2
carlyprowe

Con

carlyprowe forfeited this round.
JimmyRusltler

Pro

It seems my opponent has gone... Too bad, i was enjoying this debate.

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