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Michigan Pastor Apologizes for Shaming Mother Who Breastfed in Church

A Michigan pastor apologized for telling a parishioner that breastfeeding in a public church area could inspire lustfulness in male attendees, according to a Monday report from USA Today. The woman, Amy Marchant, claimed after she exposed both breasts to feed her 1-year-old son in a public church area in June, she received a private Facebook message from a female church leader telling her that nursing fully exposed was making others uncomfortable, and that she would be required to cover up or do it in a more private area in…

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She kept the pregnancy that resulted from her rapenow her alleged attacker has joint custody

A 21-year-old Michigan mother is left seeking protection after her alleged rapist was awarded parenting time and joint legal custody of her 8-year-old child after the county surveyed her about child support. According to the Detroit News, the survivor’s attorney says Sanilac County Circuit Judge Gregory S. Ross awarded Christopher Mirasolo, 27, joint custody after a DNA test established Mirasolo was the parent of the child. The attorney, Rebecca Kiessling, has filed an objection with Ross and will be seeking the survivor’s protection under the federal Rape Survivor Child Custody Act at…

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