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Thursday, March 30, 2006

Alabama To Legalize Public Nudity

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So maybe I'm exaggerating a bit, but this still sounds like a stupid law. As far as I know, it is already perfectly legal for a mother to breast feed her child "in any location where she is authorized to be." It is also perfectly legal for a restaurant to enforce rules of common courtesy by telling the inconsiderate parent to go breast feed somewhere in private - a car, or a restroom. It sounds like this bill would prohibit the restaurant from doing so.

No doubt, breast feeding is "a natural act." So is a bowel movement. Neither should occur in public.