Re: Removal of Emily Gillete from Delta Flight 6160
by LM - Posted Mon December 4, 2006 @ 10:55 PM
I have some legal background and heard about this discussion from another site. Interesting to say, breastfeeding is only legally permitted by saying that if you are breastfeeding, you cannot be arrested for indecent exposure within most states. It does not mean that a breastfeeding mother is allowed to go anywhere she wishes.
Mr. & Mrs. Gillette have hired an attorney to represent them. The airline has officially stated their policy is to not refuse nursing mothers, but have also considered their actions appropriate in respect to the actions of Mrs. Gillette after being addressed by the Delta associate.
I guess there are both people that believe in and don't believe in public breastfeeding. Maybe the best solution is everyone trying to be considerate of the other person and the problems wouldn't exist.