Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Here Come the Lactivists!

They are protesting a D.C. museum guard's ignorance of the federal law that permits breast feeding in public.

Although, according to the story:
The museum quickly apologized to Aita and posted a note on its Facebook page, saying it had made its "security staff aware of the federal law allowing women to breastfeed in any public or private location. . . . We regret that this incident occurred and we apologize for the frustration it has caused."
Wait a minute, does that mean lactivists are entitled by federal law to barge their way into anyone's private residence and start breast feeding their babies? Or is that just a poorly worded apology?

UPDATE: The law (H.R.2490, Treasury and General Government Appropriations Act, 200 Public Law No: 106-58 (Sec. 647):
Authorizes a woman to breastfeed her child on Federal property if the woman and child are otherwise authorized to be present at the location.
So, if you don't want strange women breast feeding on your own property you are within your rights to order them to move along.

UPDATE II: In 2007, Pennsylvania passed its own law permitting a woman to breastfeed anywhere she has a right to be, "public or private." So the Haverford Township Board of Commissioners can rest easy. There is no need for them to pass their own ordinance outlawing discrimination against those who engage in public breast feeding. I know they'll be relieved.


Blogger jake said...

You have to wonder why these "lactivists" wouldn't direct their self-righteous "tit snit" at Dr. Kermit Gosnell and all the babies he prevented from breathing, much less breast feeding.

Our society needs to spend more time on legislated felonies, and less time on politically incorrect misdemeanors.

February 9, 2011 at 3:00 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Haverford Township may not need a new ordinance dealing with public or private breast feeding. But this situation does give further impetus to the formation of a Human Relations Commission to deal with allegations of discrimination. Let's see: That new Commission will give claimants a choice of venue: Haverford HRC or PA HRC or, in some cases, the EEOC. Is this a great country or what???

February 10, 2011 at 7:25 PM 
Blogger Dannytheman said...

This blog is useless without pictures!!

Thanks for the mammaries!!!

February 13, 2011 at 5:39 PM 
Anonymous The Mama Tao said...

You just TRY moving us along !!!!

We have important work to do, shunning and shaming formula feeders. It does wonders for militant breastfeeders self esteem to have people to look down upon and NOBODY will stand between us and our goal.

March 27, 2011 at 5:51 AM 

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