Public Breastfeeding Has Been "Limited" By An Ordinance In The Forrest Park Area Of Atlanta. Children Over Two Cannot Be Legally Nursed In Public. Say What?
Public breastfeeding has been "limited" by an ordinance in the Forrest Park area of Atlanta. Children over two cannot be legally nursed in public. Say what?
Public breastfeeding has been "limited" by an ordinance in the Forrest Park area of Atlanta. The purpose of the public indecency ordinance is to prevent public nudity. And according to this law, public nudity is prevented by prohibiting women from breastfeeding any child over two years old in public. Say what? Forrest Park City Manager John Parker was quoted as saying, "“It sets up a process whereby we can try to control nudity throughout the entire city." Yes, definitely. We should control nudity by preventing women from breastfeeding. Parker called the law "a proactive step." I have to agree that it's proactive. And by that, I mean a proactive step in getting some media attention and a lot of moms who nurse toddlers to stage a nurse-in - law-breaking or not. I have to wonder what he's thinking. It's 2011. Why are we even having to talk about this? There are so many things wrong with his statement and the law itself that it's hard to know where to start. Let's just sum it up by saying that this is probably isn't going to go well, nor should it.
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