Law forbids rubbing a pregnant mom's bump without permission

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CINCINNATI -- Baby bumps are adorable -- but should strangers be rubbing them? 

In most states, it's a breach of etiquette to touch a stranger's pregnant stomach, but it hasn't been against the law in Pennsylvania. If you're touching a pregnant mom's belly there, you could end up with a harassment charge.

It is now illegal in Pennsylvania to touch a pregnant woman's belly without asking permission.

This comes after a pregnant Pennsylvania woman filed a charge against a man who rubbed her stomach. The woman was not injured, but she won the case and set a precedent to protect pregnant moms from strangers touching them.

What do you think about this? Is it okay for a stranger to touch your baby bump?

Let us know in the comment section or on our Facebook page.

 

 

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