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Breadfeeding Mom Faces Contempt Of Court

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A Missouri mother is facing a legal battle this morning that involves breastfeeding and jury duty. Imagine getting jury duty as a new mom and you're unable to leave your baby. That's the case for one woman who has now landed a court date of her own.

Laura Trickle was charged with contempt of court all because she breastfeeds and couldn't leave her 7-month old son behind to serve jury duty.

Trickle told the judge that her son has to be with her to eat, so she appeared for jury selection with her baby, hoping the judge would grant an exemption.

Instead, the judge told her she had to deal with it and have a babysitter watch the little boy or nurse on breaks.

Neither option would work for the stay-at-home mom.

"It's not right; it's not fair for us. We're just trying to do what's best for our children and we shouldn't be penalized and fined for it," said Trickle.

Now, the new mom is facing contempt charges and up to a $500 fine. She has a court appearance on Thursday.

There are currently twelve states that excuse breast-feeding moms from jury duty. Trickle's state of Missouri is not one of these states; neither are Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware.

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