The many victims of preventable Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder are outraged by the alcohol industry’s conspiracy of silence and deceit. Australian regulators had planned mandatory pregnancy warnings for 2022. But it was further delayed until 2023 after alcohol industry lobbying. This delay is outrageous and insulting to the victims!
Conspiracy of Silence
Why the further “extended transition period for implementation, from two years to three years”?
“In 2018, DrinkWise, a responsible drinking campaign largely funded by the alcohol industry, distributed a poster to hospitals and GP clinics around the country that said: ‘It’s not known if alcohol is safe to drink when you are pregnant’. This was widely criticised; even the New York Times ran a story.”