Risk of Harm from Alcohol and Other Drug Use in Pregnance

"The principal import of existing research is not that drug and alcohol use during pregnancy is 'safe,' but rather that no scientific or legal basis exists for concluding that exposure to these substances will inevitably cause harm or that the risks presented by use of these substances are any greater than those associated with many other conditions and activities common in the lives of all people, including pregnant women."


Paltrow, Lynne and Jack, Katherine, "Pregnant Women, Junk Science, and a Zealous Defense," National Advocates for Pregnant Women (New York, NY: May 2011), p. 4.