It seems like it is always open season on pregnant women. Especially from Tea Party folks.
It’s not uncommon for strangers to approach women who are expecting and not only comment, but touch.
Enough people are doing this to prompt Pennsylvania to enact a law making such interaction illegal.
It’s nice that mothers in this state (PA), in this state (pregnant), have the law on their side
Follow-up legislation could restrict strangers from commenting on the baby but that is probably counter to the First Amendment. (Kidding but show some kindness to ugly infants.)
The real threat to pregnant women — actually, all women — comes from legislators.
If women, for whatever reasons, do not want to get or stay pregnant, conservative political folks are working tirelessly against them.
On the national level, the Tea Party crazy cadre tried to prevent federal health plans from offering birth control.
And the options for choice are attacked and virtually eliminated by many state legislatures.
Women are fighting against laws requiring transvaginal probes before the pregnancy can be terminated.
It doesn’t matter if the woman was raped or the fetus is not developing properly.
And when organizations and facilities that offer a full range of medical services for women are targeted and compromised or burdened with regulations, it is harder for many to get needed tests and access to doctors.
So, don’t touch the belly.
Just stop messing with women. Period.