ENDFGMToday in The Washington Free Beacon: Maine Democrat Sara Gideon Killed Bills Outlawing Female Genital Mutilation


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By Yuichiro Kakutani for The Washington Free Beacon | Image from The Washington Free Beacon

Democratic Senate candidate Sara Gideon repeatedly killed bills to outlaw female genital mutilation during her tenure as the speaker of the Maine House of Representatives.

Gideon leveraged her leadership position in the Democrat-controlled legislature to kill two separate bills that would have criminalized the practice of severing the clitoris of infant girls and sewing their vaginas shut. Instead, the Democrat supported a different law that would have funnelled $150,000 to her political allies to educate Mainers about the practice instead of criminalizing it, according to a former state legislator who spearheaded the push to stop the mutilation.

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