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Coffee snub sparks debate about personal autonomy

A tweet about a pregnant woman who was refused coffee has sparked debate about personal autonomy.

Women are often advised to avoid items like coffee and alcohol while pregnant, but is it up to a barista or bartender to keep them from consuming them?

Cafe manager Angela Vithoulkas told Neil Mitchell she wouldn’t have a problem serving coffee or alcohol to a pregnant woman.

‘It’s a personal judgment call,’ Ms Vithoulkas said.

‘I don’t think anyone other than your own personal doctor should be advising what you do or don’t do.

‘In France, doctors recommend that pregnant women have a glass of red wine a day.’

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