The Michigan House of Representatives has voted in favour of a bill that would require businesses that serve alcohol to prominently display signs warning against consumption during pregnancy. Representatives voted by 100 to 10 in favour of the bill.
The bill aims to reduce fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) levels. The signs would carry the additional message: “Pregnancy and alcohol do not mix. Drinking alcoholic beverages during pregnancy can cause birth defects.” Approximately 198,300 businesses would be required to display the signs, although restaurants would have the option of adding the message to menus instead of displaying a sign.