Maine Sending Strong Nationwide Message with Crucial Vote on Anti-Female Genital Mutilation Bill TODAY in Senate

#EndFGMToday Urges Maine Residents to Contact Lawmakers to Protect Girls and Women from This Barbaric Practice; Maine House Speaker Sara Gideon Against Bringing L.D. 745 Up for Vote Washington, D.C.—Today, Maine lawmakers will have a chance to protect girls from the horrors of female genital mutilation (FGM) through the crucial…

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State Rep. says female genital mutilation is happening in Maine

Republican Representative Heather Sirocki says her research suggests female genital mutilation is happening in Maine, and she wants to stop it. “I get private Facebook messages from nurses; I get personal conversation from folks, they’re telling me what they’re seeing in Maine hospitals,” Sirocki said. No Maine hospital would confirm…

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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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Michigan FGM case could test bounds of religious liberty

This fall, a United States district judge will hear a landmark case: For the first time, the federal government is pursuing a case of female genital mutilation on American soil. Defense lawyers have said they will argue a freedom of religion defense – setting the stage for an explosive test…

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