Women have always been criticized and shamed for breastfeeding in public as if they are doing something truly shameful and disgusting, but now that era has ended.
Lawmakers have officially made public breastfeeding legal in all 50 states across the U.S.
Hooray! It was about damn time!
For years, Utah and Idaho refused to create laws that protect nursing mothers who have the need to breastfeed in public. However, now that the new legislation has passed, both states are finally on board with public breastfeeding.
However, even though the laws have officially passed, there was some resistance from Utah. The legislation was supposed to start with “A woman may breastfeed in any place of public accommodation … irrespective of whether the woman’s breast is uncovered during or incidental to the breastfeeding.”
But, according to the media, Republican Representative Curt Webb thought the wording would eventually to indecency.
“This seems to say you don’t have to cover up at all,” Webb said. “I’m not comfortable with that, I’m just not. It’s really in your face.”
This forced the lawmakers to remove the second part of the bill. It now just reads that women are allowed to “to breastfeed in any place of public accommodation.” The updated version successfully passed through the state legislature with a vote of 66-5.
As for Idaho, the legislation went a bit smoother. The law that allows breastfeeding moms to publicly nurse their children successfully passed with a vote of 66-0. It passed in March 2018 and it came into full effect only two weeks later.
It finally happened!
With these two pieces of legislation, it is officially legal to publicly breastfeed your kid in all the 50 countries across the U.S. The United States have finally followed the example of the UK, Australia and other countries across the world that protect nursing mothers.
Cheers to that!
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