BISMARCK, N.D. (AP)- North Dakota’s House has killed a bill to remove what backers describe as subjective language in the state’s breastfeeding law.
The House defeated the measure 61-32 on Tuesday.
Women may breastfeed in public if they do it “in a discreet and modest manner.” The bipartisan bill aimed to remove that language, and also make it illegal to prohibit a mother from breastfeeding.
Several mothers and women’s groups lobbied North Dakota lawmakers Monday to approve the legislation. The bill came after an incident at a Fargo restaurant last year when a woman was told to leave because she was breastfeeding her baby without a cover.