Health

Minnesota Bar Offers Pregnancy Tests in Women's Bathroom

| by Michael Allen

Pub 500 in Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota, is now offering pregnancy tests via a vending machine in the women’s bathroom. A sign on the machine says: “Think Before You Drink.”

Before ordering a drink, women can get pregnancy tests for $3 with a credit or debit card, reports the NY Daily News.

The unique vending machine was created by Healthy Brains for Children, a local non-profit that wants to “change the current norm so that a woman who could be pregnant is testing every time she is going to drink alcohol,” according ot their website.

Pub 500 co-owner Tom Frederick told ABC News: "I don't make a dime on the machine. We just gave them wall space. It was another worthy cause."

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