Tough new FGM penalties in U.S.: ‘They are not doctors. They are butchers’

Slamming female genital mutilation as a “grotesque, barbaric practice” the United States is moving to triple penalties for people convicted of performing the sickening procedure. The U.S.  House Judiciary Committee advanced a bill sponsored by Michigan Republican Dave Trott that would raise penalties from five years in prison to 15.…

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Panel sends genital mutilation bill to U.S. House

Washington — The House Judiciary Committee on Thursday advanced to the full House a bill sponsored by Rep. Dave Trott, R-Birmingham, that would increase the maximum federal penalty for female genital mutilation from five years in prison to 15 years. The legislation came about after federal prosecutors filed charges in the…

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