Thursday, September 24, 2009

Oh, Boy, Can I Relate: Mr. Poopy Pants & Ally's Law


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Duncan Cross's recent post Mr. Poopy Pants strongly resonated with me. I have so been there, more than once, and it is one of the most demoralizing things I have ever had to deal with. My IBS and migraines seem to conspire to make this problem very difficult to manage and I resent it more than I can say. I don't know that I would have had the courage to admit this publicly if he hadn't written about it first. So thanks, Duncan.

Mr. Poopy Pants

More importantly, Duncan's post informed me about a movement to force businesses to make their bathrooms available to people with medical conditions called Ally's Law. What a brave young woman Ally Bain must be to take on this issue and get the law passed in her home state of Illinois.

Check out the Ally's Law tracker to see whether the legislation has been introducted in your state and to find out its status. You can also write to your representatives to encourage adoption of this important law through this link.

Ally's Law Tracker

Sources:
Need for Restroom Access Leads to Ally's Law
Crohn's & Me: Ally's Law
Illinois General Assembly: Restroom Access Act


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