Nearly Half of U.S. States Don’t Protect Girls from Female Genital Mutilation

Perpetrators in 23 States Across America Have a Free Pass to Inflict This Unnecessary and Barbaric Procedure on Girls as Young as 7 Years Old WASHINGTON, D.C.—Now that a district judge has declared a federal ban on female genital mutilation (FGM) unconstitutional, perpetrators in 23 states across Americahave a free pass to inflict this…

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Richard Kirk: Does the Commerce Clause Protect Female Genital Mutilation?

Three weeks ago U.S. District Judge Bernard Friedman declared that the twenty-two-year-old federal law banning female genital mutilation was unconstitutional.  This ruling took Dr. Jumana Nagarwala and seven others off the legal hook for allegedly “circumcising” the genitals of nine girls from Michigan and two adjacent states, girls who were…

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L.A. Times: If a federal ban on female genital mutilation is unconstitutional, all 50 states should ban the barbaric practice

Excerpts and link… Despite a worldwide campaign to stop the brutal practice of female genital cutting, it persists in communities across the globe, and especially in Africa and some Asian and Middle Eastern countries. Generally performed on girls under the age of 15, the procedure involves the removal of the…

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The ‘Unconstitutional’ Federal Law to Protect Girls from Female Genital Mutilation Can Be Fixed

Judge’s Recent Ruling Leaves Women and Girls in 23 States at Grave Risk, But the Senate Can Act on the House’s SAFE Act  WASHINGTON, D.C.—Advocates for the more than a half million girls and woman in the U.S. who are at risk for female genital mutilation (FGM) were saddened but…

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EndFGMToday Calls on Senate to Restore Protection Against Female Genital Mutilation

Federal Judge’s Ruling Leaves Women and Girls in 23 States at Grave Risk of Barbaric Abuse, Lifetimes of Pain and Suffering WASHINGTON, D.C.—The national EndFGMTodaycampaign deplored a ruling yesterday by District Judge Bernard Friedman of Detroit that found the federal statute prohibiting female genital mutilation (FGM) to be unconstitutional. The…

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