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In conversation with a pregnant friend who was talking about the disapproving looks she gets when she has a cup of coffee, it did strike me that there is an extraordinary hypocrisy in our society.
When a woman who is pregnant decides to kill her baby, that is held to be her choice. It is her body and she must be free to do what she wants, without fear of condemnation.
When a woman who is pregnant decides to engage in other activities that may potentially harm her child (smoking, drinking, eating certain foods), that is deemed selfish and morally wrong. The health of the child should be considered above the wishes of the mother.