Tuesday, February 10, 2004

Wal-Mart right to say no - Opinion - coloradoan.com
By Linda Magloughlin
Letter to the Editor
"I would like to say a big thank you to Wal-Mart for asking a mother to stop breast-feeding in public. I am a breast-feeding mother and would never think of doing such a thing. The typical response of those who feel this should be allowed is, 'It's perfectly natural!' Indeed, but so are defecating and intercourse, and how many of us would expect to do such things in public without being arrested? How many of us would want to watch others doing such things? The sad thing is that Wal-Mart felt pressured to apologize to the woman, stating that they were sorry for her being inconvenienced. Is it an unacceptable inconvenience to have to find a restroom rather than urinate in public? While some would say yes, I believe and hope that most of us would say no. Again, thank you, Wal-Mart. I hope the attempt to make public breast-feeding legal fails dismally. What's next, public masturbation? -- Linda Magloughlin, Fort Collins " [I like the analogy about lips - they are erotic, but we don't expect them to be covered... - JC]

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