Alcohol And Pregnancy

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Feticide Laws: Smoking and Alcohol During the early months of pregnancy the growing fetus is vulnerable to the effects of teratogens, which are substances that are harmful to the unborn infant. Two particular teratogens that can harm the unborn fetus are tobacco and alcohol. The placenta, which is formed early in pregnancy and nourishes the unborn infant, cannot protect the fetus from these two substances as they pass through it. Many pregnant women are aware of the fact that these substances can harm their baby, but still they choose to drink and smoke. Mother's who intentionally put their babies in danger by drinking and smoking, should be punished as if they were child abusers.

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