Pennsylvania Law Protects Pregnant Bellies

One mother-to-be has had enough of hands on her belly, and got the law on her side.
2:33 | 10/29/13

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index," something anyone woman who has been pregnant can probably relate to. It seems like some people, i don't know, nicole, if you had this, people want to rub your belly. Everybody. It's just this thing. Yeah. You know, but now, one woman, a pennsylvania mom, says she's had enough. She's gotten the law on her side. Even abc's paula faris, who knows the feeling, I would imagine, is here. What are you talking about? I don't know what you're talking about. It's the age-old complaint of many moms. The uncomfortable moment when someone's hands touch your belly. And your personal pooch becomes public property. In pennsylvania, there's a law to protect moms and bellies. It's one of the most special times in a woman's life. But there are moments it can be awkward. At school, everyone's just grabbing my belly all the time. The bizarre baby encounters. You're stealing the show. Reporter: Sometimes even co-workers don't get the hint. And in at least one state, there's a statue that protects pregnant women from unpanted patting. Pennsylvania harassment laws being put to the test after a man was charged with repeated belly tampering. Touching a pregnant woman's belly in an unwanted, knowing, harassing way, is the same thing as touching anyone else in an annoying or harassing way. Reporter: It's an obsession on all of the mommy blogs. And in this maternity yoga class. How many of you have had your belly rubbed by someone other than your significant other? Moms weren't so keen on the caressing. If I wasn't pregnant, would they touch my belly? It's common sense maybe it's not appropriate to approach a complete stranger and touch their body. Reporter: Why do you think people are infatuated with rubbing a pregnant belly? People juste pregnant women. I think there's a misconception that the pregnant woman and her pregnant belly are global property. Especially men. It's funny when they come up. Reporter: But a belly rub from my little guy, I'll take any day. Now, in pennsylvania, you can be ticketed and slapped with a fine. This is my third kid. I'm used to this thing. But if you want it to end, i love the t-shirts from cafe press, don't touch the bump. You can touch my belly anytime you want, though. Thank you, paula. Now, we're going to get to

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