“Smoking during pregnancy reduces the flow of blood in the placenta and limits the oxygen and nutrients that reach the growing baby. This increases the risk of miscarriage, stillbirth, premature birth, complications during birth or the baby having a smaller brain and body.”
But who cares? The Aussie Govt. sure as heck doesn’t. Look at Victoria where they’ve removed the right of doctors to be able to choose to have nothing to do with abortions for conscience’ sake, and have decriminalised abortion up to birth. Or Queensland where in 2007 alone, 19 babies over 20wks survived an abortion attempt but were left to die, refused life-saving help.