should breast-feeding while drunk be a crime?

July 7th, 2009

TheThinkMovement.com by j. sakiya sandifer

BISMARCK, N.D. – Police responding to a domestic disturbance arrived at Stacey Anvarinia’s home to find the mother breast-feeding her 6-week-old baby in front of them.  And she was drunk, they said. 

Officers arrested the woman, who later pleaded guilty to child neglect and faces up to five years in prison.  Now her case has touched off a debate among moms about breast-feeding, alcohol — and privacy.

Since Anvarinia’s arrest, blogs have been abuzz with comments questioning whether breast-feeding mothers could risk criminal charges if they drink even modest amounts. Authorities insist police were right to make the arrest, even if the mother had not been breast-feeding, out of concern for the child’s welfare.

You can read full story at www.msnbc.com

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