Texas Representative Debbie Riddle Won't Support Breastfeeding in Public Bill - Mothering Forums

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Despite ongoing issues with breastfeeding moms being harassed in the state, Texas Republican Representative Debbie Riddle says she won't vote for House Bill 1706 that would legally prohibit anyone from interfering with a breastfeeding mom in a public place. 


Riddle, who has no children herself, posted on her Facebook page last month saying "it is important for women to be modest while feeding their baby."


State Rep. Jessica Farrar, D-Houston, introduced House Bill 1706 because she thinks the state needs a stronger law to give nursing women in these sorts of sticky situations more rights. The bill would provide moms with the power to sue and collect damages from whomever kicked them out of a place for nursing, whether it’s a business, individual, or other entity.



Riddle disagrees with the legislation because, as she wrote on Facebook, “a bill that would allow for lawsuits” if someone “interfered” with a woman breastfeeding “is really going a bit far” and “is government out of control.”



Read more on SFGate


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