New York City bar that calls itself ‘the bar for pregnant women’ encourages pregnant women to drink (video)By Mason White 2:20 PM October 1, 2014
|Gestations Facebook page|
By: Stacy Max
(Scroll down for video) A New York City bar is under fire after encouraging pregnant women to drink.
The bar called Gestations, which is located in the East Village, wrote: “All you mothers-to-be should come check out our trimester specials and our nine-month happy hour because now you’re drinking for two!”
In a message on Facebook the bar wrote: “The bigger the belly the more you can drink. This is true for men and pregnant women.”
Another message on Facebook reads: “Gestations is NYC’s first bar that lets you drink for two.” People were quick to condemn the new bar on social media sites.
“You are promoting actions that are dangerous to the health of an unborn child. Unfortunately, many babies are born with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, which produces learning and behavior disabilities as well as physical ones as well. Everyone knows that excessive drinking is equal to using drugs while pregnant. Why would you promote this kind of behavior? I hope that this is a joke?” Angela Holkmann wrote.
“I hope they allow smoking!” John Gruey wrote.