A federal prosecutor recently revealed as many as 100 girls in Michigan may have been victims of female genital mutilation. Now the state legislature is working quickly to pass bills to make it a 15-year felony in Michigan.
Cheyna Roth reports on the potential passing of legislation that would make female genital mutilation a crime in Michigan.
State lawmakers are quickly pushing through female genital mutilation legislation. About two weeks ago, a Senate committee passed legislation that would make performing female genital mutilation a fifteen year felony.
The Michigan Public Radio Network's Cheyna Roth reports on the state Senate passing legislation outlawing female genital mutilation in Michigan.
A state Senate committee holds a hearing today on bills to outlaw female genital mutilation in Michigan. It’s already a federal crime with a penalty of up to five years in prison. The bill’s sponsors say that’s not tough enough. A lot of experts say a tougher law may not be enough to deter an entrenched cultural and religious practice.