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Tulsa City Council to vote on breastfeeding resolution

Posted at 5:53 AM, Aug 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-28 09:13:59-04

TULSA — The Tulsa City Council is expected to vote on a resolution involving breastfeeding mothers Wednesday night.

Breastfeeding in public already protected under Oklahoma law, but the council's resolution would support the right of women to breastfeed where they work and in all public places in Tulsa.

It comes after a group of mothers held a nurse-in protest back in March, outside the municipal courthouse after a court officer told a new mother to feed her baby in the bathroom instead of the hallway.

District 4 Councilor Kara Joy McKee wrote the resolution after the protest, wanting all women to know their rights and to feel safe while nursing.

The resolution calls for the city to come up with a policy encouraging local businesses to provide space for breastfeeding mothers free of charge.

The council will meet Wednesday night at 5 p.m. at City Hall.

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