Should mothers who are 29 weeks into their pregnancy be charged with child abuse for drinking alcohol?
If the mother decides to abort then no, but if she decides to go through with it and have the baby then yes. Presuming she drinks a lot
No. Regardless of whether or not it's overreach, it's too broad, as Pam said. There are many activities that could do more damage to a fetus than having a glass of alcohol.
You're right, I should be more specific. How about in the case that the child gets fetal alcohol syndrome?
Drinking alcohol is too broad. A glass of wine at dinner once or twice during the third trimester would not raise to the level of a chargeable of fence, IMHO.
You're right, I should be more specific. How about in the case that the child receives fetal alcohol syndrome?
On the one hand I'm wary of adding yet another crime to our insanely long list of crimes.
On the other hand it's a pretty sensible idea and I don't want ideology to get in the way of common sense.