House OKs bill to raise federal penalty for genital mutilation

In a bipartisan show of support, a proposed law to increase the federal penalty for female genital mutilation was passed unanimously by the U.S. House of Representatives on Dec. 5. Sponsored by Rep. Dave Trott, a Republican from Birmingham, the Stopping Abusive Female Exploitation Act establishes a maximum 15-year prison…

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How to fight female genital mutilation with economics

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (CNN) Seleiman Bishagazi never enjoyed the benefits of a university education, but he’s smarter on a basic human rights issue than nearly anyone I’ve met in the world. This activist showed me what ground-level investigation, hard-core determination and a lot of community conversation taught him about the…

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Senate passes Rep. Peter Lucido’s bill to protect children from mutilation

LANSING, Mich. – State senators unanimously approved Rep. Peter Lucido‘s legislation allowing the termination of parental rights for anyone who forces their child to undergo female genital mutilation. According to Lucido’s office, the legislation was inspired by a February incident where two young girls from Minnesota were subjected to the procedure at a Livonia clinic.…

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Honoring Disgusting Anti-Semites Is The New Tradition For Progressives

When did honoring purveyors of hate become politically correct? In a society that demands “safe-spaces” and “trigger warnings” so the snowflake generation can be sheltered from opinions their delicate minds find offensive, why is disdain for Jews tolerated and even condoned by the far Left? Less than 75 years after…

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Harvey Weinstein, Bill Clinton, Dr. Nassar, Charlie Rose: All sexual predators

While America’s sexual predators find themselves exposed to the light of day, our country faces deeper, graver consequences as to the treatment of women in America. All of America knew Bill Clinton as a sexual predator.  Most of Hollywood knew Harvey Weinstein preyed on aspiring actresses.  No one knew about…

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In our opinion: Religious freedom empowers women

The world needs to secure women’s rights as well as religious liberty. What’s often overlooked is the ways in which the two fundamental freedoms act in tandem to bring about an elevated quality of life. The general president of the Relief Society of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day…

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Doctor in genital cutting case freed on a $4.5M bond

Dr. Jumana Nagarwala, the lead defendant in an historic genital cutting trial, was freed Tuesday on a $4.5 million bond, secured by generous friends. After seven months in jail, a doctor charged with cutting the genitals of numerous minor girls as part of a religious tradition was freed Tuesday after16 ofher friends offered…

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Michigan attorney takes on high-profile sex cases

Bloomfield Hills — Michigan attorney Shannon Smith only defends people accused of Michigan’s most serious sex crimes. That’s on purpose. “I like the stakes being high,” Smith said in an interview at her office in Bloomfield Hills, surrounded by pictures of her husband and four children. She turns away 90 percent…

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How much is a life worth, ask activists fighting slavery?

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – From $7 for a Rohingya refugee to $750 for a North Korean “slave wife”, human rights activists have voiced concerns that it is becoming increasingly easy to enslave another human being as the cost plummets. The average modern-day slave is sold for $90-100 compared to…

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