Female genital mutilation now a 15-year felony in Michigan

Gov. Rick Snyder signed 13 bills Tuesday stemming from a case of female genital mutilation that happened in Livonia in April. “Those who commit these horrendous crimes should be held accountable for their actions, and these bills stiffen the penalties for offenders while providing additional support to victims,” Snyder said.…

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For years, African women scarred by female genital mutilation had no hope. A California doctor is changing that

When she flew into Nairobi airport, Marci Bowers’ huge suitcase was crammed with sutures and medical instruments, everything she could fit inside. The doctor from San Francisco was bound for a hospital in one of the Kenyan capital’s slums and needed the equipment for the work ahead: repairing women’s bodies,…

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Eyes of the Nation on Maine Female Genital Mutilation Bill Vote; Sponsor to Make Impassioned Plea to Maine Legislature

***NEWS RELEASE*** For Immediate Release June 28, 2017 CONTACT: Beth Harrison, Hamilton Strategies, 610.584.1096, ext. 104, Media@HamiltonStrategies.com, or Deborah Hamilton, 215.815.7716, 610.584.1096, ext. 102 Eyes of the Nation on Maine Female Genital Mutilation Bill Vote; Sponsor to Make Impassioned Plea to Maine Legislature Rep. Heather Sirocki Urges Fellow Lawmakers to…

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