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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America’s new problem with female genital mutilation

posted by Christopher Holton In November, a district judge in Michigan ruled that the federal FGM law was unconstitutional. As a result, Elizabeth Yore of End FGM Today pointed out that the 23 states without laws against the procedure will become safe harbors for mutilators. “Make no mistake, people who are engaging in FGM…

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Ohio Becomes 28th State to Criminalize FGM

EndFGMToday: Gov. Kasich Signs Bill That Outlaws Female Genital Mutilation in Ohio, Protecting At-Risk Women and Girls in the State WASHINGTON, D.C.—The national EndFGMToday campaign is applauding Ohio Gov. John Kasich and state lawmakers for a bipartisan effort to protect women and girls from the horrific and barbaric procedure of female genital mutilation…

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Nigerian human rights lawyer: ‘Stop female genital mutilation’

posted by Christopher Holton A human rights lawyer, Mr Michael Olusola Ogunsakin, has called on mothers to stand against female genital mutilation, saying that the rate at which girls were being made to suffer unnecessary pains left much to be desired. Reacting to a recent report that 137 communities in Osun…

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