16 November 2006

Woman kicked off plane for breastfeeding!

Can you believe a woman was recently kicked off a Delta Airlines flight for discreetly breastfeeding her child!? Here's an article on it, and here's where to sign the petition to support breastfeeding.

It's time to tell Delta Airlines to get a clue and be supportive of breastfeeding mothers; and to tell Congress it's time to pass the Breastfeeding Promotion Act, which amends the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to protect breastfeeding mothers. Why this hasn't happened yet is a mystery to me.

2 comments:

stacie said...

ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!?

jesirose said...

It sounds like all she would have had to do was cover up with a blanket. They offered the blanket, asked her to use it, and she declined, even after being asked to leave. She wasn't kicked off, she chose to leave over choosing to cover with a blanket.

She did have the legal right to breastfeed the baby, but the airline also has the right to refuse service to anyone.

*shrug* Seems like both parties were offended and overreacted.