This is heartbreaking and horrible at the same time! Pregnant South African women are deliberately drinking large quantities of alcohol to harm their unborn babies in a bid to get more welfare money! OMG!

Expectant mothers living in the Eastern Cape, one of the poorest areas in South Africa, are bingeing on a ‘moonshine’ type drink which contains battery acid – with some drinking up to five and six bottles a day. It has been reported they do it to claim a disability benefit from the government – using their disabled children as a source of income.

State benefits mean 250 South African rand (£20) per child per month for an impoverished family. But disability allowance is a far more lucrative 1200 rand a month (£85).

It has led to a spike in the numbers of babies born with disabilities.

Mothers who drink heavily during pregnancy run a far higher risk of giving birth to a child born with what is known as Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). The condition is usually irreversible and can mean speech problems, physical deformities, learning difficulties and behavioural issues.

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More than three-quarters of the children at the Miracle Kids Centre in Helenvale suffer from FASD.

via SKYNEWS and BlackMediaScoop

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