Montreal Gazette - Breast-feeding in a time of war/a>
LISA FITTERMAN Sound Off
Monday, April 21, 2003
"What did the American male passenger think they were - weapons of mass distraction? Apparently, yes. Deborah Wolfe, a Canadian citizen who was just breast-feeding her son and changing his diaper while en route between Houston and Vancouver, says her "subversive" actions led to her being threatened with detainment, RCMP involvement and legal charges for terrorist action against a U.S. citizen in international airspace while on an American flight during a time of war....Johnson told me that Wolfe's version of the story is a lot different than that of the flight attendants and the man.... But know what? I don't care if Wolfe had a super-hissy, foot-stomping diva fit. She was only trying to care for her baby. As noted by Elisabeth Sterken, director of the Canadian division of the Infant Feeding Action Coalition, that is her inalienable right under both the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, to which Canada is a signatory..."
("Holy cow," Sterken said. "Doesn't this just fry you?")... [Yes, Elisabeth, it does fry me. Where can we write? - JC]