A Minnesota bar wants women to remember to think before they drink. The bar has installed a dispenser with $3 pregnancy tests in the public women’s bathrooms in an attempt to prevent fetal alcohol syndrome.
Tom Fredrik, owner of Pub 500 in Mankato, Minn., agreed to make the $3 pregnancy tests available at his bar.
“Strange, yes,” Fredrik told Kare11. “But it took about 30 seconds to say yes.”
The idea for the dispenser came from Jody Allen Crowe, an expert in fetal alcohol spectrum disorder and executive director of Healthy Brains for Children, an organization dedicated to preventing prenatal exposure to alcohol.
The pregnancy tests can be purchased with the simple swipe of a debit card. On the face of the dispenser is a large sign that reads: “Think Before You Drink.”
“If it gives you an informed decision at that point in time to stop drinking, your baby is going to be better for it,” Crowe told Kare11.
The Think Before You Drink Initiative was launched on July 19, according to the Healthy Brains for Children website.
Pub 500 is the first establishment to feature the $3 pregnancy test dispenser, and some bar patrons are intrigued by the installment.
“It’s either a cocktail or a kiddie cocktail from that point on,” Pub 500 patron Trish Bordonaro told WQOW.
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