Don't Breastfeed Your Baby While Drunk
North Dakota authorities have prosecuted a young woman, Stacey Anvarinia, for breastfeeding her baby while drunk. They charged her with child neglect and she faces up to five years in prison. She pleaded guilty to the charge.
Twenty-six-year-old Stacey Anvarinia could face up to five years in prison when she’s sentenced on the felony charge in August.
This is an outrageous interference in the private life of this woman. This is a blatant attempt to deny individual rights to women in the guise of protecting a child. The woman was drunk, her judgement was impaired, she made a simple mistake. Was she supposed to let the baby go hungry? Is there now a law in N. Dakota that says new moms are forbidden to drink alcohol? Did this woman know that alcohol can be passed along in the milk?
Was Stacey Anvarinia deliberately setting out to harm her baby when she breast fed it? If she deserves a jail sentence for making a stupid mistake, then every human on this planet needs to be incarcerated.