Deformed by their mother's alcoholism: The Indian territory where hundreds of children are suffering fetal alcohol syndrome because their pregnant moms won't stop drinking

 


In a Nebraska town, with a population of just 14 people, four stores sold more than four million beer cans in a space of a year.

The most frequent customers in Whiteclay are from Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, across the border in South Dakota, where alcoholism is rampant, despite strict rules banning booze.

Even when women get pregnant, they carry on drinking, and it leads to their children being born with deformities and blood alcohol levels.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3273346/Deformed-mother-s-alcoholism-Indian-territory-hundreds-children-suffering-fetal-alcohol-syndrome-pregnant-moms-won-t-stop-drinking.html#ixzz3odezwdrw

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