Fury over claim alcohol warnings could prompt abortions

The suggestion was contained in a federation submission to a parliamentary inquiry into Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder which warned there was a “great risk” for women whose only knowledge of risks to the developing baby came from warnings on labels.

The submission said women who discovered pregnancies would “immediately review their alcohol consumption in the previous one to two months” and the “sense of fear and guilt” created by warning labels could prompt them to seek terminations.