Icelandic MP Breastfeeds From The Podium - VIDEO - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Icelandic MP Breastfeeds From The Podium – VIDEO

Published October 12, 2016

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althingi.is

An Icelandic MP took to the podium to discuss a new bill putting further restrictions on asylum seekers whilst nursing her child, possibly for the first time in Icelandic history.

RÚV reports that the child, a girl, was born only last September. Here you can see a clip from her speech (in Icelandic), edited for brevity by RÚV:

 
It must be noted that the bill in question denies some asylum seekers the right to delay their deportations while seeking to appeal their cases. This exception would be applied to those asylum seekers considered to come from “stable countries”. Such asylum seekers would not be able to delay their deportations, and would therefore only be able to appeal their cases from abroad – something that, for many, will prove financially and logistically impossible.

Unnur, along with 23 others, voted in favour of the bill, which will go into effect until January 2017 if passed into law. She was also one of the original co-signers of the bill.

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