End FGM Today in the Alabama Political Reporter: 16 States, including Alabama, still have no anti-FGM laws


By Jessa Reid Bolling for The Alabama Political Reporter | Image from The Alabama Political Reporter

After Pennsylvania recently became the latest state to outlaw female genital mutilation last month, 16 states, including Alabama, remain the only states to have no legislation criminalizing the practice.

Female genital mutilation, which is defined as a procedure to “remove, cut, circumcise, excise, mutilate, infibulate or re-infibulate” any part of the genitals for non-medical purposes on females under the age of 19. Continue reading…

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