Petition Closed

www.bfgeorgia.org

Our mission is to establish legislative change for the State of Georgia with a comprehensive breastfeeding law. Currently Georgia state law allows a mother to nurse her child anywhere that mother and child have permission to be, but there is no enforcement provision. A law without enforcement protects no one. New comprehensive breastfeeding legislation would provide for action against anyone subjecting a nursing mother to harassment or discrimination in violation of the current state breastfeeding law, as well as protection from all indecent exposure laws. Please see the petition letter for more details.

Letter to
Georgia State Government Officials
Georgia State House
Georgia State Senate
and 1 other
Georgia Governor
www.bfgeorgia.org

My name is Nirvana 'Harley' Jennette, and I am writing to you on behalf of nursing mothers in the state of Georgia who are seeking to change the current laws regarding women's right to breastfeed in public. Currently the law is written in such a manner that a nursing mother could be arrested for indecent exposure and there is no enforcement provision.
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Current Georgia Public Breastfeeding Law
Georgia Code – Health – Title 31, Section 31-1-9

The breast-feeding of a baby is an important and basic act of nurture which should be encouraged in the interests of maternal and child health. A mother may breast-feed her baby in any location where the mother and baby are otherwise authorized to be.
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Our mission is to establish legislative change for the State of Georgia. Currently Georgia state law allows a mother to nurse her child anywhere that mother and child have permission to be, but there is no enforcement provision. A law without enforcement protects no one. New comprehensive breastfeeding legislation would provide for action against anyone subjecting a nursing mother to harassment or discrimination in violation of the current state breastfeeding law, as well as protection from all indecent exposure laws.
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The grassroots movement thanks your for your time,
Nirvana Jennette
bfgeorgia@gmail.com
www.bfgeorgia.org
Petition: https://www.change.org/petitions/establish-better-protection-for-breastfeeding-mothers
Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/YOURSTATENURSEIN/