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I want to bring up the idea (to the gov or whoever can make this possible) that drinking alcohol while being pregnant should be illegal. I just feel like too many people say "it's ok to have one here or there" but they don't always know where to draw the line and then they have trouble with kids in school.
We're having trouble with my 8 y/o step-son because his mother drank heavily while she was pregnant, and he now has and has always had speech, cognitive, social, physical balance, he can't articulate his needs in a way that makes any sense at all, has trouble understanding simple tasks, and fine motor skill problems.
Asked by Anonymous at 1:25 PM on Feb. 11, 2010 in Politics & Current Events
Answer by not-so-des-hw at 12:57 PM on Feb. 12, 2010
Start a support group for parents that have children that have been affected by alcohol abuse during pregnancy. People in the position of power only pay attention to something when it's in volumes. Also, have you considered suing his mother in a civil suit on his behalf?
Answer by legalmommy101 at 1:31 PM on Feb. 11, 2010
Answer by peanutsmommy1 at 1:34 PM on Feb. 11, 2010
Answer by LoriKeet at 1:44 PM on Feb. 11, 2010
Lori- As always apples to oranges. There is proof that consuming alcohol causes damage to the fetus. We already know the symptoms of fetal alcohol syndrome and if her stepson shows those signs, there is no doubt that alcohol was a major contributor to the disabilities of this child and the mother should have to "pay" for her poor choices that have caused her child's difficulties in developing. This actually isn't a new concept, there have been plenty of cases like this. Some won and some lost.
Answer by legalmommy101 at 1:57 PM on Feb. 11, 2010
Answer by GrnEyedGrandma at 2:03 PM on Feb. 11, 2010
LoriKeet-Does the OP have conclusive PROOF that the alcohol the mother consumed DIRECTLY lead to her son's developmental disabilities--can the OP prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that GENETICS had nothing to do with her child's disabilities?!
You dont need to prove that direct causation in some types of tort litigation. You can have multiple factors and still be able to make a claim against one litigant who likely contributed to the tort. And you should do some research on the topic. Fetal alcohol syndrome isnt that difficult to prove. There is even evidence that over-consumption of alcohol by FATHERS at the time of conception also contributes to birth defects, many of which begin to show up later in life because they are related to motorcontrol and speech.
Answer by SRiveroC at 2:15 PM on Feb. 11, 2010
How do I get something made into a law??
Get yourself a Lobbyist. But understand that the liqueur industry has very powerful friends on the hill and your request won't go far.
Answer by Anonymous at 2:24 PM on Feb. 11, 2010
Answer by urkiddingright at 2:44 PM on Feb. 11, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 2:44 PM on Feb. 11, 2010