Go Ahead: Drink a Little

By Colleen Barry,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 20, 2007 9:00 AM CDT
Pregnant belly   (KRT Photos)

(Newser) Guardian columnist Zoe Williams strikes a blow for drinking in moderation during pregnancy, arguing against a proposed prohibition of the sort that has been in effect in the United States for years. It's insulting to the intelligence of women to ban all alcohol, she says, when it's only binge drinking that's dangerous to babies.

Guidelines in effect in Britain now warn against more than two drinks in one sitting. Considering recent National Health Services failures, she adds, the most dangerous thing for your baby may be delivering it in a hospital. "To think this government has the brass neck to lecture women about their gestational behaviour. It is an outrage against women."