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CDC shames our mothering before we're mothers

CDC shames our mothering before we're mothers

In a Vital Signs report released Tuesday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended that women, to avoid the risk of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) in future children, "stop drinking alcohol if they are trying to get pregnant or could get pregnant" — which many took to mean anyone who is sexually active and fertile — and the Internet erupted.

Social media posters saw the guidance, which was targeted toward 3 million sexually active drinkers who are not using birth control, as a personal affront to their individual liberties and questioned whether similar advice...

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