A Maine state representative is calling on her fellow lawmakers to make female genital mutilation a crime in Maine.
State Rep. Heather Sirocki, R-Scarborough, is the sponsor of the original L.D. 745, which bans FGM. It has since been amended.
“This bill has been close to my heart for months,” Sirocki said in a statement. “Maine has already been identified as one of eight high-risk locations in the country, and an education and outreach program has already been established through the federal government.”