Nearly 280,000 Have Signed a Petition to Outlaw Female Genital Mutilation in Massachusetts

For Many Months, #EndFGMToday Has Been Calling on Massachusetts to Criminalize Cruel and Barbaric Practice of FGM WASHINGTON, D.C.—Twenty-two states do not have legal protections in place for women and girls who are at risk for female genital mutilation (FGM). Among them is Massachusetts, and now, residents are taking action to make…

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Minnesota lawmaker’s push for tougher female genital mutilation law faces opposition

posted by Christopher W. Holton Republican state legislator Mary Franson has spent two years pushing for a new state law that would allow tougher prosecution of parents who facilitate or allow the genital mutilation of their daughters. But Franson and supporters of those who want to punish more than just…

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Report: Female Genital Mutilation of Babies on Rise in UK

posted by Christopher W Holton A new report from the BBC revealed that female genital mutiliation (FGM) of very young babies and young girls is on the rise in the United Kingdom, and one victim was only one month old.  https://www.cnsnews.com/blog/michael-w-chapman/report-female-genital-mutilation-babies-rise-uk?fbclid=IwAR2WV-_1ghrk4YunCFHS24IBXj0RyQhvLU4nTypqFOz2vTVowFWLbxSUulY

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Gaffney: Will US Lawmakers Prohibit Female Genital Mutilation?

by Christopher W. Holton The New York Times reported yesterday that a lawmaker in the United Kingdom singlehandedly blocked legislation that would have strengthened Britain’s existing prohibition on female genital mutilation. Deplorable as this Member of Parliament’s action is, at least it’s still illegal in the UK to mutilate girls and women’s genitalia. Unfortunately,…

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C-SPAN Video: International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)

posted by Christopher W. Holton Congressman Scott Perry took to the House floor to condemn the practice and introduced a resolution calling for international efforts to end FGM worldwide. FGM is a deeply rooted cultural practice, impacting more than 200 million women worldwide. It’s routinely performed on girls from infancy…

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Countries That Persecute Christians Also Mutilate Girls

#EndFGMToday Points to Nations on Open Doors’ World Watch List That Inflict This Cruel and Barbaric Practice on Their Little Girls WASHINGTON, D.C.—Open Doors USA’s 2019 World Watch List has made international headlines for the annual ranking of 50 countries around the world with the most extreme levels of Christian persecution. …

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Countries Listed for Most Extreme Christian Persecution Also Have High Prevalence of FGM

#EndFGMToday Points to Nations on Open Doors’ World Watch List That Inflict This Cruel and Barbaric Practice on Their Little Girls WASHINGTON, D.C.—Open Doors USA’s 2019 World Watch List has made international headlines for the annual ranking of 50 countries around the world with the most extreme levels of Christian persecution. …

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Medscape: Female Genital Mutilation: Why Are Doctors Silent?

posted by Christopher Holton Ranit Mishori, MD, MHS A federal judge in Michigan recently ruled that a federal ban on female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) was unconstitutional. Charges against two local doctors accused of performing the procedure on young girls were dismissed. Other charges are still pending against one of the doctors…

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