Female Genital Mutilation Ban One Step Closer to Becoming Law – Spectrum News 1

FRANKFORT, Ky- A ban on a grotesque practice is one step closer to being law.

The House Judiciary Committee passed a ban on female genital mutilation Wednesday.

Supporters of the measure say while it’s not talked about this practice happens here.

“There are almost 2,000 women and girls who are at risk of or who have undergone female genital mutilation right here in Kentucky,” said Amanda Parker, Senior Director of the AHA Foundation. “This is something that is very much underground but it absolutely needs to be addressed it is a form of child abuse, it s human rights abuse and its time we do something about here in Kentucky”

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