Press Release: #EndFGMToday Urges Maine Residents to Contact Lawmakers to Pass Anti-Female Genital Mutilation Bill

Maine House Speaker Sara Gideon Balks at Bringing L.D. 745 Up for Vote on Aug. 2; Law Criminalizes Barbaric Practice in State; #EndFGMToday Washington, D.C.—In less than a week, Maine lawmakers will have a chance to protect girls from the horrors of female genital mutilation (FGM) in their state. On…

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Female Genital Mutilation, Human Trafficking, Child Abuse—All in the Same Horrid Family

Crucial Bill to Criminalize FGM in Maine Not Dead, Up for Vote in Senate on August 2—Pressure Now on House Democrats; #EndFGMToday Washington, D.C.—There are few in America who would argue that mutilating the genitals of little girls is excusable. Yet, some lawmakers in Maine are preventing the criminalization of…

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Shame on Maine: Lawmakers fail to protect girls from mutilation

Incredibly, Democratic legislators in Maine have submitted to the dictates of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and others determined to prevent the state from criminalizing the mutilation of little girls’ genitals. If this decision stands, Maine risks becoming a safe harbor for mutilators. Female genital mutilation (FGM) defies all…

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