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CALL TO ACTION: BREASTFEEDING BILL

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Posted 1/12/21 (Tue)

CALL TO ACTION: BREASTFEEDING BILL

The breastfeeding bill is back! The bill, which updates an antiquated law to help protect moms nursing their babies in public, was defeated by a vote of 61-32 in 2019. Thanks to Rep. Gretchen Dobervich, the bill has been reintroduced as HB 1105 in the 2021 session.

Currently, it is legal under the indecent exposure law to breastfeed in public if the women is “discreet and modest,” but those words are subjective, leaving room for interpretation and discrimination. The bill aims to fix that language.

NDWN testified in favor of HB 1105 today. The House is expected to vote on the bill later this week. Please contact your representatives in the House and ask them to vote YES on HB 1105.

Breastfeeding is natural, not indecent. It’s time to stop shaming moms and let babies eat when they are hungry.

Find your legislators here: https://www.legis.nd.gov/lcn/assembly/constituentViews/public/findmylegislator.htm

 

 

Note the below photo: the names in RED are the legislators who voted against the bill last session. The bill was defeated by a vote of 61-32 in 2019.