Originally posted by Coletti
It seems to me the medical studies are mixed, and most people believe it causes fetal damage on blind faith.
It is your opinion that the U.S. Surgeon General is acting upon faith alone when he issues the following statements?
"Based on the current, best science available we now know the following:
* Alcohol consumed during pregnancy increases the risk of alcohol related birth defects, including growth deficiencies, facial abnormalities, central nervous system impairment, behavioral disorders, and intellectual development.
* No amount of alcohol consumption can be considered safe during pregnancy.
* Alcohol can damage a fetus at any stage of pregnancy. Damage can occur in the earliest weeks of pregnancy, even before a woman knows that she is pregnant.
* The cognitive deficits and behavioral problems resulting from prenatal alcohol exposure are lifelong.
* Alcohol-related birth defects are completely preventable."