Bill banning female genital mutilation advances in Senate – WQTV

More Common Than You Think

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ) – A bill that would make female genital mutilation (FGM) illegal was introduced and passed in a Kentucky Senate committee Wednesday.

Senate Majority Caucus Chair Julie Raque Adams, R-Louisville, proposed the legislation and said 1,845 girls or women are at risk or have undergone FGM just in Kentucky, according to the Population Reference Bureau, a Washington D.C.-based nonprofit that promotes evidence-based health and welfare policies.

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