US lawyers to argue female genital mutilation is constitutional

US lawyers to argue female genital mutilation is constitutional

Lawyers will argue in a landmark trial that female genital mutilation is a right under religious freedom protected by the First Amendment. Two Detroit doctors and one of their wives are facing multiple federal charges for cutting two seven-year-old girls. Defense lawyers will argue the doctors didn’t cut the girls’ genitalia and only scraped it,… Continue Reading US lawyers to argue female genital mutilation is constitutional

Genital mutilation also occurs in the US, activists call on states to make it illegal

Every day, an estimated 8,000 girls worldwide are cut and marred in a debilitating process known as female genital mutilation, or FGM. But survivors and experts stress that this is not a faraway human rights violation. A portion of it is happening right here in the United States of America. “Not a day goes by… Continue Reading Genital mutilation also occurs in the US, activists call on states to make it illegal