Franklin Apologizes for Cops Being Called on Breastfeeding Mother

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Franklin Borough has publicly apologized to Michelle Ayala, the mother who had the cops called on her for breastfeeding at the Franklin Pond. The borough's attorney released a statement that included the apology and said the incident happened because of a "lack of training" on laws regarding public breastfeeding.

Ayala was told to breastfeed somewhere else and to "cover up" by borough Recreation Committee employee and borough administrator while breastfeeding her 2-year-old on July 31. Last weekend the mother held a "nurse-in" at the Franklin Pond to raise awareness about public breastfeeding rights.

The borough's statement also addressed how they are preventing a similar situation from happening in the future. Employees are being educated about the subject and they are adding information on breastfeeding rights to formal training.

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