New York State Topless Laws: Breast-feeding | Eugenics |

Mark Geoffrey Kirshner

New York, along with 43 other states and the District of Columbia, specifically allows women to breast-feed in public. About 70 percent of American women breast-feed babies. New York law specifically shields breast-feeding women from obscenity laws and requires that employers provide women a private area to express breast milk.

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New York State Topless Laws
A woman in New York has the right to be topless at any place where a man may be topless, as long as she is not engaging in commerce. In 1992, the New York Court of Appeals narrowed the scope of the state's public nudity law in the case of The People of the State of New York v. Santorelli et al.