Advocates Push for Law Banning Female Genital Mutilation in Kentucky – Spectrum News 1

FRANKFORT, Ky. – It’s an uncomfortable topic but one that advocates say needs to be talked about.

AHA Foundation, established in 2007 by Ayaan Hirsi Ali, is a non-profit organization set up to “protect women from honor violence, to advance freedom of speech in public debate and to support the work of Muslim reformers.”

AHA went before the General Assembly’s Interim Joint Committee on Judiciary in Frankfort to say 1,845 girls and women are at risk or have been subjected to female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) in Kentucky. In America, that number is 513,000 but those numbers are much likely much higher.

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