Monday, June 4, 2007

Breastfeeding and Pa Law

First let me say that I think it is crazy that this law even needs to be. I don't know how people can take offense to something so natural and wonderful. Pa is only 1 of 14 states that had no legislation protecting a woman's right to breastfeed in a public place. Unfortunately if you look at how this piece of legislation was amended before it was approved it really doesn't help much. All of the statements that prevent local government from banning breastfeeding in public was removed which means your town can pass its own ordinance banning breastfeeding and they can harass you and possibly arrest you for doing it. Let them drag me by my hair to jail is my opinion. This is the link to the version of what actually passed.