Sunday, March 11, 2012

TSA forces nursing mother to show freshly pumped milk in order to take breast pump on plane

A nursing mother was forced to show security her freshly pumped breast milk before she was allowed to board a plane with her breast pump. Amy Strand, was traveling with her nine-month-old daughter Eva, on Wednesday when a TSA agent at Hawaii airport insisted she show him the full bottles of milk before she could board her plane home to Maui. The high school vice principal said the agent insisted that security rules required that the device could be brought on-board only if it contained milk. The Transportation Security Administration has said that the agent was wrong to insist this. 'I asked him if there was a private place I could pump and he said, no you can go in the women's bathroom,' said Strand. The only electrical outlet in the bathroom was next to a sink facing a wall of mirrors, she said, forcing her to pump while standing in front of other women. 'I had to stand in front of the mirrors and the sinks and pump my breast, in front of every tourist that walked into that bathroom,' she said...more

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