Idaho bill protecting breastfeeding moms headed to governor’s desk

An Idaho legislative proposal to provide legal protections for breastfeeding mothers is on its way to the governor’s desk.

The Idaho Senate Monday approved a measure designed to exempt breastfeeding mothers from the state’s indecent exposure law.

Fifteen years ago, Idaho lawmakers killed a similar proposal over fears of women removing blouses and exposing their breasts in public spaces. Forty-nine states, the District of Columbia, and the Virgin Islands have laws that specifically allow women to breastfeed in any public or private location, but not Idaho.

Meanwhile, Idaho is one of 17 states, as well as Puerto Rico, to exempt breastfeeding mothers from jury duty. (AP)