According to the New York Post, New York Mayor Bloomberg "is pushing hospitals to hide their baby formula behind locked doors so more new mothers will breast-feed."
New mothers won't be denied access to baby formula if they request it, but the city's health department is asking hospitals to keep it under lock and key, and to stop providing free gifts to mothers that include formula and advertisements for formula. The idea behind all this is, of course, the notion that breast feeding is better for babies. This may be the case, but is it really the job of the Mayor to make that determination? And what about economically disadvantaged moms and single moms who rely on day-care for their babies? Shouldn't they be allowed unfettered access to formula since it's much more difficult for them to breast feed?
For a mayor who is staunchly pro-choice, it's clear that the only valid choices are the ones he presumes to make for others.