Law clarified for nursing mothers in Perryville

PERRYVILLE, Mo. (AP) — Aldermen in the southeast Missouri town of Perryville have updated the city's public indecency law to protect nursing mothers from potential prosecution.

The Southeast Missourian ( ) reports that the board on Tuesday unanimously adopted a new ordinance. It prohibits exposure of any "private area," apparent sexual misconduct, urination or defecation. But it includes a clause permitting breast-feeding "in any public or private location where the mother is otherwise authorized to be."


Information from: Southeast Missourian,

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