21 Jul '12, 1pm

At a bar and want a beer? Minnesota group wants you to take a pregnancy test first:

A frequent tactic of anti-abortion activists is to let women know the restrictions on their rights is to “help” them make better choices. There’s a long history in this approach, and one that is steeped in the belief that women are such inferior creatures that, like juveniles, only well-intentioned men can make certain decisions for them. The latest incarnation of these “helping” strategy showed up in Minnesota, where a Brainerd-based nonprofit announced its plan to start stocking pregnancy kits at bars and restaurants so they can “help” expectant mothers avoid prenatal exposure to alcohol. As of now the take-a-pregnancy-test-before-we’ll-serve-you-alcohol is purely voluntary and limited to Minnesota. But the group behind it has big plans. From the Minneapolis Star Tribune: The nonprofit seeks to make pregnancy tests available “worldwide in locations where women can test b...

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