Jury duty isn't most people's favorite thing, but imagine getting the summons when you're a new mom and can't leave your baby.
That's the case for one Missouri mom, and now her stand is landing her a court date of her own at a Jackson County courthouse.
Laura Trickle is fighting a charge of contempt of court -- all because she breast-feeds and can't leave her son behind to serve jury duty.
But that didn't get her off the hook - so she appeared for jury selection, with her baby, hoping the judge would grant an exemption.
Instead he gave two options -- pump on breaks, or bring someone to watch baby Axel and breast-feed on breaks.
A senator from St. Joseph, Mo., is working on a bill to excuse breast-feeding moms from jury duty - that's already the case in Kansas and eleven other states - and Laura hopes her story can help make the change.
"I would be able to pump on breaks, unfortunately axel doesn't take a bottle, so that's not an option for us," Trickle. "The other option was to have someone stay with me all day and then be able to nurse on breaks. But since I'm a stay at a home mom we don't have childcare."
Trickle's hearing date is set for Oct. 24 in Jackson County court, where she'll make her case to try to avoid any penalties.
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