Absurd, Outrageous Religious Liberty Argument Used to Justify Female Genital Mutilation

Doctor Freed Last Week on $4.5 Million Bond,While Two Mothers of 7-Year-Old Girls Indicted on Charges Washington, D.C.—A doctor charged with mutilating the genitals of young girls in Michigan is out on bond, after a judge released her from pre-trial detention last week. The $4.5 million bond was met by 17 of…

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Two Minnesota Mothers Charged in Michigan Genital Mutilation Case, Taking Number of Defendants to Eight

DETROIT — Two Minnesota mothers have been charged in an investigation of genital mutilation in an Indian American Muslim sect, months after bringing their daughters to a Detroit-area clinic. A new indictment was unsealed Sept. 14 in Detroit federal court, raising the number of defendants to eight. The eight include…

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Feds expand female genital mutilation probe to three major US cities

Federal agents are investigating additional targets in Los Angeles, Chicago, and New York as part of a probe into the spread of the use of female genital mutilation, according to a report Tuesday. A grand jury investigation had originally focused on girls in Michigan and Minnesota, but new court documents…

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Advocates criticize legislators’ lack of concern of issue of FGM

Following the arrest of two physicians in Detroit last April for performing female genital mutilation (FGM), people have been calling for the practice to be banned in the U.S. However, some states are slow in enacting laws to this effect while a civil liberties group is working against its prohibition.…

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The alarming rise of female genital mutilation in America

It’s a brutal practice that’s inflicted on thousands of girls and women every year. Female genital mutilation, or female ritual cutting, involves altering or injuring female genital organs. It’s often done by people with no medical training and in filthy places, posing horrendous health risks that can linger for decades.…

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